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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 In my eyes, my bank should have had my back in this situation especially since i had not withdrawn any funds on this check.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.
My experience at a New Haven branch of BOA has been exceptional. Most importantly, the employee I talked to had my best interests at heart and went above and beyond to find me the best account to fulfill my needs and save me money.
Additionally, I enjoy using BOA's online banking tools because of their simplicity and security. Making money transfers, finding account/routing numbers, and keeping track of finances are all accomplished in an easy-to-use interface that is not found at other banks I have used. However, I am most impressed by BOA's active security measures, not just online login security, but fraud detection as well. When I recently purchased an international flight, BOA immediately notified me of a potentially fraudulent charge. I was able to easily deem the charge valid and continue to purchase my ticket.
Overall, it's a great feeling to know that BOA has my best interests at heart and is actively trying to protect my finances.
I recently moved to Florida and wanted to be sure my account addresses and information was up to date. There was a line out the door for customers. The manager informed me there was a two hour wait to see a representative. So much for customer service. As a premiere customer, you would think they would like to keep my business. I will be moving to another bank.