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1 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by hercules12345

Apr 9th 2011

Arvest disobeys the law!

Back in 2009, the IRS sent Lindsey Mgt. Company, Inc. a third party summons requesting the bank name and account number of the account from which my rent is drafted. Well, I live with my brother and it is HIS account the rent is drafted from. I thought I was safe. However, Lindsey Mgt. told me that unless I filed a Petition to Quash the summons, they would comply. (Perhaps because my name is on the lease.) So I did and I lost. IRS got the bank name (Arvest) and the account number (my brother's). Then they send a third party summons to Arvest asking them to turn over multiple years of bank statements from MY BROTHER'S ACCOUNT! No matter that the Summons had my name on it and their privacy policy states that they wouldn't do it and even the local Harrison, AR branch mgr. said that they wouldn't, they did it anyway. Arvest bank honored a third party summons directed at me and turned over bank statements from an account I had NO signing authority over. My brother's personal privacy was violated!

Previous to this I had my account information turned over to the IRS for one year without so much as a "by your leave" within one week of the date on the Summons. The IRC gives a period of 20 days for a target of a third party summons to file a Petition to Quash in federal court, but I wasn't even afforded the opportunity. Marvelous customer service! Subsequently, I closed my account.

I WILL NEVER HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT WITH THESE SCOUNDRELS AGAIN! In fact, I can do just fine without a bank account, thank you very much!

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Reviewed by aaronandrews

Jul 31st 2014

5 out of 5 marks

Great Bank!

I don't know why other people are rating this bank so low. I've had great customer experiences. People that are friendly and go out of their way to help. The bank fees are great! I would definitely recommend this bank to someone who wants a regional bank.

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Reviewed by upsetinar

Aug 16th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

127 miles for a gift card

I was going to purchase a gift card and went to a ARVEST bank branch in Bull Shoals, Ar. Requested that the address be added to the card account by the teller. The young teller stated that it CAN NOT be done, and a gift card has no room to attach a address. I related that it can be done, with the teller getting an attitude and TELLING me that it could not be done.. Went back to my car drove another 22 miles to the next ARVEST Bank branch, walked in and requested the teller to do the same.. She related that it can not be done.. I said it could be done and would bet one hundred dollars, she laughed and advised me to talk to the acting branch manager. I walked over to her desk, requested the same thing the address added to the account info. She told me it could not be done, again with an attitude.. I told her that it can be done, and maybe they could take a course on how to do it.

Left the bank, traveled another 37 miles, and walked into another ARVEST branch, walked up to the teller, requested that my address be added to my Gift card account.. Sure no problem. done in less than 3 min.s took me 1 hour driving time, three banks, and attitude from three tellers to get it right. I would leave this bank in a heart beat... my wife is good friend with a few of the tellers.

Attitude, not knowing what can be done on an account. and the I know more than you attitude or looking down at the know nothing customer.

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