I deposited $54.00 CASH at 3:30 pm on Friday to cover an ACH on our internet bill. When I noticed over the weekend the deposit was not pending, I became concerned. Spoke to asst mgr Monday at the branch where I was informed my money was deposited in someone else's account because I put a norizontal mark across my 7's to prevent them from being mistaken as 1's (and I have been doing this since I opened this account over 8 months ago)
The teller mistook them for 9's & deposited my $54.00 cash into a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT account. Walked in there on Monday and the assistant manager did not feel he had to even apologize for this "error" instead showing me the copy of the deposit slip, berating me, saying "those look like 9's." WTF? No one I know on this planet makes their 9's look like tha!!
It looks like they "guessed at the account number," hastily connecting the horizontal slash across the middle of the 7's to make a 9. If they had only taken 1 second to look at THE NAME ON THE ACCOUNT this would not have happened. It doesn't do any good to swipe your debit card, either, because they don't bother with that, only look at the numbers on the deposit slip, and not even your name.
Now my account is in the negative due to this massive error.
Instead of crediting me IMMEDIATELY for the $54.00 (you'd think they could do that, but NO, they informed me they have to pull it out of the account they wrongly credited with it, then put it in my account. Oh, and by the way, THIS WILL TAKE UP TO 5 DAYS. Meantime, my account is still negative. When I expressed my concern, a representative of the bank said that any overdrafts would be reversed and "I only would have had 9.00 in the account after that anyway."
Can't wait til it does happen so I can close my account here, charging me $12 a month for their crappy customer service I discovered I can get totally free checking, all without having to have direct deposit, at the bank right next door to them.
I have been banking at this branch for over 6 years and they have never given me good customer service. I have had several situations where i needed help and each time they failed at making me feel comfortable. Today i left the branch and felt like they thought i was some kind of criminal. They were not friendly and i felt humiliated. I will not enter that branch again.
Yesterday I spent 4 hours online internationally from the Netherlands attempting to wire funds out of my checking account. What takes a number of seconds in the Netherlands with updated banking systems takes half a work day in the US. And still the wire failed. Why? Not because I did this incorrectly or did not have the funds - but because I couldn't answer arcane security questions such as when did you open up your bank account and at what address (some 25 years ago)?
If I didn't produce the exact date and exact address I failed this question. Other questions such as why are you transferring this money were also posed as security questions and since I refused to divulge personal information the transfer was rejected. Moreover, the online transfer website doesn't work for international customers who don't have a US telephone. And the online support had to provide activation codes. Further, I had to provide my log-in codes and passwords some 8 times as I was re-directed 8 times to different departments.And most of these conversations were completely incomprehensibly because of an incredibly bad connection. Now I am forced to wait 24 hours to attempt once again to transfer MY money for my personal use.
Finally, my Chase credit card charged some 180 dollars in fees to purchase international plane tickets with American dollars paid from my Chase checking account to an American company (Delta). They claimed that these fees were conversion fees and sent me a form letter when I protested. These are utterly usury and corrupt business practices. I will be ending my account with CHASE as soon as possible.