I applied for a BoAM CC over the summertime, and was approved for a credit line of $5,000. subsequently activating my card in the early fall. I have a few other cc's with great payment history, NEVER late, etc. After Thanksgiving, I began Christmas shopping. I made one iPad purchase and a few other small dollar amount purchases at various stores with in 3 DAYS of each other. Holidays came and past, and just today I received a cancellation notice of my CC from BoAM. Are you kidding me? I had already sent off my FIRST payment, which was made early after checking my balance online.
Their (BoAM) reasoning in the letter, " Current economic trends, as a result, we have closed your above referenced account". And, "are no longer authorizing any further transactions."
I will pay this off after receiving my FIRST and only statement, I am so glad I did not use this any further, such a ridiculous experience with Bank of America! I would have given them a 5 rating, then only to retract that and rate BoAM a ZERO!!!!
I just closed 3 accounts w/ BOA- I was charged $140 in overdraft fees even though my bank statement did not show a negative balance. I had 4 charges on my account that were pending, an automatic deposit was made and cleared 1 or 2 days before the 4 charges cleared. I called customer service- on hold for a long time then they were rude and no help, went to a branch and talked to the vice- president. He tried to tell me that when I made a charge on my account the money is taken out that second and put into a BOA holding account to wait for the merchant to request it, even if that takes 3 or 4 days. I was also told that the bank itself can see transactions on their computer that customers can't see on their personal computers. So your online banking and your bank statement are not the true records of your transactions. I asked the vice-president of the branch to please fix the problem, he flatly refused and offered no help. I told him that I would be closing my 3 accounts and spreading the word not to use his bank and why. He told me "go ahead and do whatever I needed to" he didn't care in the least. So I have lost $140 because of $124 of purchases that didn't clear until days after a $1000 paycheck cleared. Wish I could give them a lower rating but the system wouldn't let me go any lower.