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I had replied to an ad for a job and this job entailed picking up packages and redistributing them to various places. Well, the first check came to pay me and to pay for the shipments. I deposited this check into my account ( i did not withdraw a penny of it) i was waiting to see if it cleared the bank first. Well, it did not. It was a scam. I was penalized for this by bank of america. They closed my account and turned me into check systems. I did nothing wrong. I can not see how i could have done this any differently. I deposited the check, waited for it clear without withdrawing funds from it. Isn't that what i was supposed to do?
Well they gave me the run around for days and then shut me down. No questions, no explanations, no options! When i called the home office to express my concerns and opinions on this matter, it was awful how i was treated. As if i were some common criminal. I was only told in a condescending tone of voice ( repeatedly) that my account was closed and i had been charged $35 for this non existant bank in which the check was drawn on and that i would never have another account at this bank. In my eyes, my bank should have had my back in this situation especially since i had not withdrawn any funds on this check.
I also called the bank on the third day and expressed my concerns about the validity of the check since it had cleared, and that i did not want my personal information disclosed to the sender of the check. But none of this mattered. I was treated as if i had done something wrong. I am still confused as to why.
I had an account for a couple years now and I just decided to close my account. They told me that I could no longer have my online banking account because it was not offered also they told me that because I was 23 I did not qualify for student discount even though I guess people only go to college until the 23. What really made me want to close it was the ridiculous overdraft charges. A whole $100 in overdraft charges for a $27 transaction talk about ridiculous. Then when I called to speak to them about it the lady I spoke to was very rude and supervise it was also not helpful at all he just kept repeating the same thing saying that when you overdraft charge they charge you a fee like I know that! I'm not an idiot.
My wife and I have been BoA customers for more than 20 years and recently tried to open a joint savings account using funds from our joint checking account. Amazingly, if you walk into the local branch, both individuals have to be present to open the joint account. Yet, if you apply online - I could open the account providing all the necessary identity verification information for both but they would not add my wife to the savings account without speaking to her by phone. Really? Can the bank not see that she is a joint account holder of the account that would have funded the savings account? Then, they ask me for my email address when I advised them to cancel the savings account application? Really? You don't see that information BoA? (You email me routinely.) The online Bank savings account processor was less than stellar, only to be matched by her manager. OK - enough of BoA -time to move to a Bank that values the individual customer.