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My wife closed the checking account we had for long time on April 20, 2012. She withdrawed all the money we had on the account and the person bank associate, who worked on this, stated that account is closed. Gone. In about one week we received the letter saying that the bank made a payment from that closed account on April 23, 2012 and we are responsible for that overdraft and fee. Total about $1100. How come?
My wife called the customer service 5/3 and the person she spoke was very rude and, finally, told her that " I have nothing to talk to you". We opened the account with Greenpoint Bank. Than it became North Fork Bank and, finally, Capital One. I don't remember the Greenpoint Bank had the same rules and, even more, the person, who closed our account last month had to aware us to stop all automated payments manually. Nobody said a word. I never really liked how this bank works, but after this we strongly recommend to stay away from Capital One Bank.
I had an issue with a transaction after ordering an item online. Carissa was very helpful with solving my issue. She stayed on the line with me for over an hour and went above and beyond with a three-way call with the company I ordered an item from. She assisted me with a conflict I had while on the three-way call. Carissa was very polite and helpful. I cannot thank her enough for helping me.
I have two accounts at Capital One because of the ease of sending bank to bank transfers. They were years ahead of their competitors on this. However they now have fallen far behind in terms of online service. Today was only the last in a chain of events that will lead me to move my accounts. When i did not receive my 1099, i assumed i would be able to access one online. When i couldn't find it, i tried to use the chat function on customer service, but it was "not available.
I wrote an email, for which i received no response within 24 hours, not even an automated response that my email had been received. I then tried online again and after several minutes of q&a was told there was no way to receive my 1099 except via regular mail. (not online, fax or email) she then told me to go back and write another email requesting a replacement 1099. When i balked she said she could request it for me (not sure why she didn't do this initially).
After waiting five minutes, i asked her if she was still there. She then responded that i should receive my replacement 1099 in two weeks. Two weeks? This would be such an easy thing to put online. All the information is available there, just not the tax form. I use several banks and this is the only one that does not make these tax forms available online.