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Moved down South to small town with 2 major national banks to choose from. Parents had all their accounts at Regions for 20 some years, so decided to transferred my funds to open a regions account. Told best to link a savings account to my Green life account to eliminate any NSF charges. Would cost only $7 per charge, v.s. $35 nsf charge. Did not believe I would ever need these fees. Boy was I wrong. It seems Regions has poor atm security on their Debit card usage. Not only was my checking / debit card scammed in another state that I had not been to in over 2 years. My debit card was hit 3 times in less than a year! Other friends in
my town and other near by towns were hit with this fraud as well. I was told this by an Regions associate whom called me one evening, asking if I was purchased an X amount at a certain retail store in Florida. No, I was having coffee 3 miles from home in another state far away from Florida. I had not been to Florida for over 2 years. This associate waited over 45 mins., before notification of this theft. This person told me that several debt card hits were made to several people with the same zip code as mind. Near by zipcodes were also fraud by these same theives in Florida. Some fraud transactions were at Airport ATMs, while others were at various Florida Wells Fargo ATMS. For me, this was the third and final blow. I wanted close my account, and this Regions associate only was interested in sending me a new debit card. NO, no way I told them. I was this account closed now. I was then told I could only close down the debit card, as there would be some possible nsf charges to my account, until Regions could verify my transactions history. I had been down this road 2 times before, with each taking anywhere from 2 to 6 months to clear things up. One time $200 was taken out of my account, as another time it was $1200 taken out by thieves. The first time I was traveling in a pacific state, not able to add funds to a Region branch. Adding funds online took for ever.
I thought I would start banking more at Regions. Right now it is our secondary bank. I HATE the 800 phone number. Why can we not speak with the people we will be working with here in town. Really???? Then you have to jump through the automated system hoops to get a real person. Really??? I might need to go back to PNC.
Slow. Inept. After waiting on the phone for 20 minutes, spent another 30 retrieving a growing list of requirements for a basic request on my business account. After supplying a great amount of personal information, social, and Fed. Tax ID number--not to mention particulars that only I THE CARDHOLDER could know, I was referred to the local branch--THE SAME ONE THAT TOLD ME I COULD DEAL WITH THIS ONLINE. Security is important, BUT THE HURDLES PRESENTED BY REGIONS ARE ABSURD! If you call the 800 number in Birmingham...business credit support, I pray you don't get Brad. He does not know what he is doing and wasted my time. I maintain a $20,000 balance as well as a line of credit and business Visa. NOT ANY MORE REGIONS. I'm done!