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I discovered that our mortgage payment had been received by BofA, but not applied to the payment, which was showing as past due. I say discovered because I stumbled onto the information while looking into a payoff for our auto loan. No one had contacted us 19 days into the event.
I spent more than 45 minutes trying to find a human who could assist with the problem. I ended up with a human who might as well have been automated. After answering the 20 questions, he revealed that he was collections and could not help me. There is NO CUSTOMER SERVICE ON WEEKENDS!!! Really? The people who work in order to pay our debts are typically in need of customer support on weekends.
The problem was that the bank erroneously filed my early payment as a principal payment rather than applying to the next payment (by early, I mean on the 30th rather than the 1st). They charged a late fee and then refused to apply our payment because we had not paid the late fee.
Had there been a person to help me on Saturday, I would have chalked it up to error. After 45 minutes of growing increasingly frustrated, I have joined the ranks of customers who are fed up with BofA.
Went in to the Thrashers Corner branch in Bothell and spoke with Jonathon. Was not happy about his attitude and follow through. He was to take care of canceling an account and then contacting me before the end of the business day. I waited no call so I assumed he would call me the following morning to confirm that he made the call to a department within the bank. Once again no call so I called him after 12:00pm and he had attitude with me, told me he has difficulty handling all the customers and that come into the banking center. (I guess this is why I didn't get a call from him). He did say he had made the cancellation call but didn't have a name of who he spoke with, no confirmation number and didn't request any documentation sent confirming our request. He said there was "probably" notes on the accounts. He dropped the ball.
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.