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Citizens Bank has been the worst banking experience of my life! Frist of all i have never had a bank where i had to have so many debit cards in my life due to bank error and wait almost 2 weeks to get a new card. Constantly i had “debit card fraud” ok how is it that your customers information is constantly leaking out! So after a number of events the bank advised me to open a new account and i did. I opened the new account but, in the meantime fees accrued on the old fraudulent account and the bank said that they would only give me back half the fees and i was responsible for the rest.
Why? I had nothing to do with fraud on my account, and i had no idea that the customer service representative would not be placing a to be closed status on my account to stop all activity and fees. To be honest i think that all she was concerned about was opening a new account to make her quota, not at all being concerned about her customers wellbeing. So some weeks go pass, and i see that fees are being accrued on an account that i thought was inactive. I call the customer service number and i speak with a lady that says well we will give you some fees back but it was your responsibility to keep track of your account so we will not give them all back.
Ok when i went to the branch and spoke with the customer service representative i felt comfortable to assume that she would do her job and handle both accounts in a manner that would be the most beneficial to me. So the account was placed on a “credit only status” so that i could make periodic deposits to clear out the negative balance. In the mean time i kept receiving letters in the mail so i called and spoke to a lady in the recovery department we go back and forth on payment options and she explains that the account has been 43 day in the negative and at 60 it would be charged off.
tell her that i do not have the money right now and i did not know that i was on a 60 day timeline to pay off the account. She says “well pay what you can and
i put a check in that was a citizens bank check. i took out 400. the next day they told me my balance was 0. i had just opened my acct. i had $$$$9,000. they tried to STEAL my money. i had to bring my checks in and make a formal complaint to the manager to get them to pull everything up in the system. they claimed that they fixed it and then i took out 200, walked away. now i have received a letter in the mail saying i have 8,000 and i cant touch it for 3 weeks!!! THIS IS THE WORST BANK. THEY WILL ROB YOUR MONEY AND CALL YOU A LIAR. DON'T BANK HERE.
Thought I was finally rid of citizens but it keeps getting better. Now, I'm finalizing a refinance and the bank has not removed the lien for the line that I closed. Not only do they put me through hell and all manner of fees just to terminate the line but they are screwing with my refi now. I've been on the phone for twenty minutes, have confirmed its closed but they won't give me a letter saying they will remove the lien. I need to speak with a different dept apparently. Terminated the line 2 months ago. Now I'm speaking to customer service who can't figure out why the lien wasn't released. I am a lawyer. I have never written a review of anything in my life. I am not a squeaky wheel but I intend to devote a real portion of my limited time to finding some recourse for the hell I have been put through.
Hi mborzy, we received your email and will have someone from our Office of the Chairman call you. Thanks for reaching out!