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 In my eyes, MY BANK should have had my back in this situation especially since I had not withdrawn any funds on this check.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 am very unhappy and disappointed with the service that I received from the teller, Cecilia and her supervisor today 4/19/14 at 11:15 AM. I have been banking with BoA for many years and I should be entitled with a service that is pleasant, unbiased, non-racial, clear explanation, friendly and happy environment whenever I go to the nearest BOA banking location. Instead, Cecilia was a total opposite of my expectation. She gave me attitude instead of clear explanation to my question. She was not paying attention and she made me think about closing my accounts with BOA. I walked out of the bank disappointed and upset.
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.