I had the misfortune to deal with more than one phone Chase Bank representative
who completely wasted my time, and on top of it they acted if they were doing ME a favor by interruopting my work day with their interrogation.
Today was NOT the first time I got a call from Chase wanting to verify a transaction I had made online. Please note that I never had trouble with the online security questions or passwords. It just seems that Chase has overly sensitive triggers for a bit higher amount transactions (eg., thousands), or even low amounts(eg, hundreds) in international transactions.
So this Chase phone operator calls me to verify my transaction. I call Chase back to the number provided to make sure it's not a scam, and the so-called specialist started to fire the security questions at me. I answered perfectly and was sure everything would be fine, but after half an hour of interrogation in a sour tone, she wantedto call my other bank from where I had transfered some money into my Chase account. I was placed on hold for a long time until she established a three-way conference call with the source bank for the transaction (both local banks where I've been a customer for 15yrs+, when Chase was still Washington Mutual).
It turns out that without me giving my password away they couldn't verify the transaction, so after all the hassle and sour interrogation, I still must go in person to the branch!
I am miffed for 2 reasons:
1. I wasted a lot of time for absolutely nothing!
2. The wonam, called Virginia, was extremely rude. She had an annoyed tone throughout the ordeal, and kept telling me that she was doing me a favor. Also used a threatening tone to tell me that I would have to go to their branch in person if I wouldn't out with her rude behavior for longer (which in the end I have to do anyway!)
There are incompetent people everywhere, but Chase seems to take the prize in using them to waste your time.
I have been a customer at Chase for many years. They have always been very helpful and friendly. Once, I had some trouble and over drew my account twice in a row. They charged me two $34 fees but reversed them upon request. Another time, someone evidently stole my card number and did some shopping in places i don't go. Chase called me immediately and I had my money back in my account in less than an hour. I'm staying with Chase thank you.
Chase now requires consumer account holders to make cash deposits personally. You can't have someone else put cash in your account. It's ridiculous. I'm moving my 2 business and 2 personal accounts to a local credit union. I advise all others to do the same.
This profit hunger monster does nothing for its' clients but create hurdles and say no. Good riddance too big to fail Chase and the egomaniac CEO Jamie "Greedy" Dimon that runs it. Perhaps if you hadn't been manipulating the market you wouldn't have had to pay billions in restitution to cover the Madoff gang and then subsequently force your consumer depositors to jump through hoops to make a cash deposit. Once again, someone else pays for your misdeeds. You may get my tax money from crooked politicians but I will not longer willingly donate another dime. FOAD.