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1 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by jmasko18

Jan 28th 2013

CITI BANK RUINED MY LIFE!!!! NOONE SHOULD EVER OPEN A CREDIT CARD WITH CITI!!

I had opened up 2 credit card accounts with CITI. I made attempted to make payments on both cards online using the automatic payment system through their onlnie website. BIG MISTAKE!!! My one credit card payment had gone through successfully. Unfortunately, my other didn't! The bank tried taking my money out of my savings account on one credit card and the payment was returned because the funds were in my checknig account where the other credit card payment was taken out. Well, they tried taking out the payment multiple times charging me $30 fees everytime, without notifying me by phone or email. Keep in mind I was trying to make a payment 2 weeks in advance!!!!! Not 1 phone call or email that it didnt go through. So i found out my credit cards wernt worknig when I tried using them at a loca lwork cafeteria and they denied both. I CALLED CITI THEY CLOSED BOTH ACCOUNTS PERMANETLY!!!!!!! ON A BANK ERROR NOT A CUSTOMER ERROR. NOW ALL 3 CREDIT REPORTS SHOW THESE ACCOUNTS CLSOED. AND I CAN'T OPEN ANY OTHER CREDIT CARDS BECAUSE OF THE INQUIRES!!!!!! I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR OR SO!!!!! I EVEN HAD MY BANK FAX A LETTER TO CITI TELLING CITI IS WHAT THE BANK ERROR, CITI STILL WOULDNT DO ANYTHING FOR THE CUSTOMER!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE CITI BANK I HAVE SPENT MULTIPLE HOURS WITH PHONE CALLS LETTERS AND RESEARCH TRYING TO RESOLVE ISSUE AND STILL NO RESOLUTION!!!! ALL BECAUSE THE ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM MESSED UP.

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Reviewed by got2fly

Jul 17th 2014

1 out of 5 marks

Terrible Bank - stay as far away as possible

I opened an account in Las Vegas.. I was living in Thailand, and needed an account to transfer my income into the USA. Since Citibank has a branch in Bangkok and they offer free international transfers from Thailand to the USA division, I decided to try it. Bad choice. Even though there is no fee for transferring money, they get about 4x as much out of you in the low exchange rate from Thai Baht to USD. I had another local account in Thailand, and was able to transfer my money to another US Bank for far less cost. The "Free Transfers" promise they advertise in Thailand is just a marketing gimmick. It is just a hook to get more of your money. Four times as much!

I use an address in the USA that is a PO box at a shipping business. When I opened the account, I told the assistant Mgr what I intended to do, and that this was a post office box. He said, "No Problem", It is the same address I use for other bank accounts. After I deposited several thousand dollars in the account, the account was suddenly blocked. I couldn't log in online, use the ATM card or transfer money. I called customer service and they said they couldn't figure out what was the problem but promised to call me back. They never did. Later I talked to a supervisor in customer service (which is a Philippine call center) and learned that my account was blocked because my original address was a PO box. No email warning, phone call or letter. Just blocked the account. I emailed my branch Assist Mgr. asking about this problem. He emailed me back saying that he was contacting the main office to try to get my account unblocked. Then no answer. I called/emailed him numerous times when I was in the USA and left messages but got no calls returned. Nothing. My money was in limbo for 6 months until I could get to a branch in Miami and close the account. Upon closing the account, it was the same NV branch mgr who unblocked it so it could be closed. He lied about contacting main office.

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Reviewed by Deja

Jan 26th 2014

3 out of 5 marks

Received a PHONY check printed with this bank name & branch

This is an e-mail and evidently a phone scam involving checks for large sums of money for which a person is supposed to use (in my case) Western Union to send the "balance" back to a strange name and money order number. It's a digital version of the old street sting of "I found a huge amount of money and I'll share it with you if you give me a good faith deposit of $400 CASH".

In my case, the company called itself "At Your Service Marketing", a mystery shopper firm.

Citibank, New Castle, DE: what are you doing about this assault on your reputation? I'm going to call you about it tomorrow.

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