I talked to a bank officer about rolling over my 401K into BOA. The lady I talked to called a number and after a brief conversation handed me the phone, "Here". I asked, "Who am I talking to." She said she didn't know his name. I asked, "Well what is his capacity?" and she wasn't sure. It turned out to be a gentleman from Merrill Lynch in New Jersey. I thought I was going to be dealing with BOA locally and I think I should have been told who was on the phone. I can call Merrill Lynch myself so I am not sure what service BOA is providing.
I wanted to set up a Payable on Death (POD) beneficiary for my checking and savings accounts. The employee helping me didn't know how to set this up, so she called her manager over to help. I filled out the forms, got their OK that it was set up correctly, and left.
One week later, I'm out of state with my family when I get a call from the bank: "Guess what, we screwed up your paperwork. You remember this section that we told you to leave blank? You should have filled that out." Ok, I say, I'll come in next weekend to fix it. I'm told, "If you don't fix it immediately with us over the phone, the BoA can run an audit and lock you out of your accounts." So now I'm relaying social security numbers to the bank manager over an unsecure phone line while pulled over at the side of a highway.
"Ok," he tells me, "It's all set."
Yeah, right. I'm taking my business elsewhere.
Received a statement February, 2014. Called, canceled credit card. More statements, same annual fee, but now with interest charges. Contacted customer service at phone number on statement-on hold 75 minutes, gave up. Chatted on line with Peter. He was unable to help. His supervisor- unable to help. Called again, talked to Ray. He was rude and condescending. He informed me that had I canceled the card on 2/6 instead of 2/16 I would not have been charged. It didn't matter that I closed the account, I still had to pay the fee, and the account is now "past due". He said that I was wrong to think that I could just contact customer service and they would resolve my problem. He also said that it didn't matter who I spoke to within the entire Bank of America Corporation, no one would help me out. This is exactly what transpired, all of it is true and per my experience I would have no further dealings with them in the future and plan to dispute these charges.