Anyone with a chase Bank account beware,
I had an account with chase bank and due to a work problem went overdrawn to the sum of $90.00, that not much I hear you say, because that what I said, well I now have my account frozen, and I now have to pay back $1535.98 in fees and charges, they also have place a financial block or black ball on my SSN so I am unable to open another bank account anywhere else. Here is the kicker: because my wife's account was linked to mine they have frozen hers too, we are expecting our military retirement benefits to be deposited into our accounts and unable to stop the transfer. It takes up to 10 days to stop Direct deposits, so by the 1st June 2012 Chase bank will have confiscated $6535.98 for an overdraft of $90.00 and they are telling me that once all overdraft and administration fee are paid they are closing my account. It has taken almost a month to even get this far my wife and I have not been able to pay any of our bills and we have a mortgage payment to make and with zero funds, well you can see where that will lead too. I have talked to chase until I am horse, and have even gone to my local branch and tried to talk to my local branch manager, and as nice as she was told me, this is a head office thing and there is nothing I can do. The only thing left for me to do is hire a lawyer to resolve this, when I contacted one he would take the case @ $300.00 per hour and requested 4 hours up front, in other words I am screwed, and the mega bank wins. When I said that I would take my story to the media they said good, do so it will stop others out there who have overdrafts to pay them off or they will get the same thing.
I recently went to the new Chase branch in Franklin Lakes, NJ. I wanted to open a new basic savings account with their current promotion. It said open an account with $15000 and after six months get $200 bonus. They tried convincing me to open a different account. I said I didn't need it. Then, while they were completing the savings account paperwork, they insisted I give them my account balance information from where I normally bank, my mortgage amounts, any retirement savings account information, any investments and and any other funds I may have. If I didn't I couldn't open an account. They said they needed that information to service my needs. I said I was just opening a savings account and shouldn't have to furnish all of my personal information. Needless to say I walked out. I should have been more wary. I have never been asked to ever do that in a bank before.
There is an error on the Chase Find Your Local Branch site. It identifies this as 611 6th Ave and West 28th St, when it is I West 18th St. As well on some of the Chase website information there is no branch shown as being here. I've been searching for more than 45 minutes and have only just found the correct branch address. It has to be much better than this.