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 permanently! 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.
I have had a Citibank credit card for many years. If I make a transaction out of my "normal routine" my card will be declined and I will be immediately notified. Although it is inconvenient to have my card declined, I feel good that they are looking out for me. I have learned to use the travel notifications so I can go away and not have my transactions interrupted. Also, I can now authorize a transaction via text message. I hate to say it, but I'm actually happy when my card is declined. Thanks Citibank!