Yes in the last month or so i had to move home from chicago because i lost everything in the real estate market. When i went to the bank with my mother who has been with the same bank since 1969 (though all changes of ownership) we were greeted by a blond haired lady named laura. She is in her 30's or 40's and i wanted to cash a check for $2500 dollars that clearly said cash for keys on it. If you are banking and don't know what this is you clearly are a moron. She then announces to the bank "what is cash for keys. " i said i lost my house in foreclosure.
She then looks at my mother and says, "i don't remember seeing you in here before. " now keep in mind bmo has several locations and i am sure laura hasn't met everyone who banks with bmo. My mom had well more than $2500 in her account to boot. She then says if we do this you will have to wait 11 days. She claimed she couldn't verify the check which was done 15 minutes later by a manager who also asked the same questions laura did. She then makes some other insulting questions. By the time i was done with this witch my mother and i felt like criminals.
She is horrific at dealing with people and i hope to god somewhere in the future laura loses everything she owns and ends up in the same boat i was and someone her treats her the way she treated us. End of the story i got my cash but now i am just making everyone aware of my experience with laura at bmo so they don't bank there. Something tells me you will remember me next time you see me laura. I hope you get fired.
I just opened a business account with this bank and it all started from there. First they send me a card with my last name spelled wrong (is it that hard to make sure everything is correct? ). Second every time i called to activate (after entering all the numbers a million times and than hearing that it was entered incorrect) i got connected to an agent and every agent was looking at a different system with different information. One does have my phone number, one tells me i can choose my own pin, another agent tells me i can not because it has been mailed already and etc. Horrible horrible bank, careless work, and the job is never done to your satisfaction
I had my account hacked and reached out to them asap. They did nothing to help me. In fact, while on the phone with the 800 number she told me that they were going to send out new cards anyway because of a security issue. This was the first i had heard. Chase, pnc etc, all keep an eye on their customers accounts and if there is any out of the ordinary activity they reach out asap. They also told me it could take 10 days to return my money. I've been with them since 98 and have decided it's time for a new bank!