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1 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by Rlf05

Jan 29th 2013

A Bunch Of Thieves

My car loan was only 22 days past due and they sent two thugs to repo my car. Their repo thugs jumped into my car terrifying my children who were in the car at the time. I called first merit and they were rude and treated me like dirt. The kicker is have been a customer for 4 years never missing a payment. I only have 12 payments left on my loan and they chose to repo my car. The only way i could get the car back was to pay it off. I will never do business with first merit again. This is how they treat good paying customers.

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Reviewed by Dorian1970

Apr 1st 2015

1 out of 5 marks

Citizen's buyout was a complete mess, but now teller theft!

After the Citizen's buyout my debit card was shut down and my account without my knowledge. I found out when my phone and internet were shut down due to direct withdrawal funds not being available. Got that all straightened out without even a sorry from First Merit.

Now I've had a check cashed at the Jackson, MI-North St. Branch by a teller and did not receive the money. Left frustrated and forgot the check was not returned to me after the teller refused to cash it due to insufficient funds in the account. No problems with another larger check 3 days later, but I deposited part of that one. Two weeks later after the manager went over all video feed (nothing on video) and questioning the teller. He will not show me any transaction details or video feed. He stopped communicating with me and said he believes his teller over me. They also said do not contact the police, that their own security team would handle it. Even though there's nothing showing I received the money. Don't even know the teller's name, but supposedly she went against bank policy of not cashing a check if the funds aren't available. Why did she not say she was getting special authorization to cash the check? Why did she tell me to go somewhere else, instead of saying here's your cash that I'm placing in the tube? Why does the bank claim that they only have camera's on the customers and not the tellers? I've never even heard of such a thing? That's some serious teller trust there.

When this was initially brought to the managers attention, after he investigated the incident had told me the check wasn't even cashed there. Besides he said, like the teller told me, "they under NO circumstance cash checks unless the funds are available to cover them for this reason." Once I got him the copy of the check a week later with the numbers on the back, it mysteriously showed up in their system?

Basically they can steal money from customers without any recourse.

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Reviewed by Diane2833

May 6th 2015

1 out of 5 marks

Find another bank!

I've had several dealings with this branch over the last 2 months and they have not only been rude but they have not helped me with any issues I've had. The day after my Mother passed away in April, I had been charged $175.00 for a bank error and could not access any of my money. I went there and was pretty much told too bad you have to go to another branch and talk to the manager there. It took 4 days for this issue to be resolved and I had no access to my money during those 4 days. The branch manager at Uniontown finally resolved this issue for me. I am a long time customer for FirstMerit and their customer service has slipped dramatically.

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