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 In my eyes, MY BANK should have had my back in this situation especially since I had not withdrawn any funds on this check.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.
From October 2012 to March 2013, Bank of America would have many excuses not to process my payment for my credit card bill. I would call customer service to pay part of that bill. I gave them my personal checking account number , (located on the front of my checks.). the next following month, I checked my bank statement and no payment was made to Bank of America. I called Bank of America to find out why the amount was not applied on my account. The customer service rep. told me that i gave them the wrong number on the check. I asked them that they should have call, e-mail, or text me of this problem. (COME ON), I think that I can read numbers on the bottom of a check, (Routing numbers). so I gave them the complete routing numbers again. And again the same thing happened again. This went on for at least 5 months. Finally I was able to pay, (IN FULL), the whole amount. now I have a bad credit mark on my credit score and they will not take them off because they show their records as accurate. Maybe this is a way to make extra money from late fees.
I have always enjoyed doing business with bank of America. They are always able to give me quick and accurate info regarding my accounts. The ATM is also my favorite thing about this bank. I rarely ever have to go into the bank, the atm can do everything. I have been doing business with them since 2010 and plan on doing business with them for another 10 years.