I just moved to virginia recently so i needed a local bank where i could direct deposit my checks and do regular banking activity. My first mistake was to open a suntrust account online. Since they would not take my money online, i was advised to go to a local branch. Big mistake- giving them my money. So i go to the branch and they give me my full checking and savings account number. I deposited 50 dollars in each of these accounts. I went to try to login online and i couldnt so referring to my initial email "welcoming" me to suntrust, i called and told them that i couldn't login. They went ahead and said they reset my password and that they would send the email to get online. I never got the email. I called the next day. They told me my account was closed due to suspected fraud. I inquired as to ok, first, what the heck was the fraud and also can i get the money back that they stole from me, they told me a check would be mailed out and i couldn't go to the branch to get my money. I called back as to inquire about the fraud and they said they "could not give me any information except to say that they are closing the account due to sun trust rules and regulations". I again asked "its thursday- where is my money that the bank took from me and now it's been close to a week and i can't access my money". I was told i would get a check mailed, it could take up to 5-10 days to get it and oh yeah, by the way if i went to sun trust to cash my check for my funds... They might charge me since i don't have an account. When i got up off the floor, i simply shook my head. I told them that they had committed fraud and that this was against my rules and regulations. Please let me know where else i can share my story and who i can share it with. I have never been treated like this, never been this frustrated or disgusted with a bank..... This is poor business. I also happen to have quite a bit of money i wanted to invest but they lost out.. My company does much business with them but recently swit
My wife got a check in the mail that was a scam. She put the money in my savings account and the check was returned we did not spend any of that money but SunTrust charged us 36. 00 dollar bad check fee and a 20. 00 return fee and closed my checking and savings account with my mortgage and water bill still out and did not let those bill go threw the checking account.
SunTrust said that i could not go and get my remaining balance until there investigation was complete. So first i got caught in a scam and now being robbed out of almost 1000. 00 dollars from SunTrust. They are nothing but crooks i'v had an account with suntrust for 9 years so just to let everybody know they don't mind screwing regular customers.
We've had accounts and a mortgage with this bank for quite some time. Over the years, i've noticed the quality of service going downhill. I often avoid transactions with a teller because i'll get a sales pitch for a financial product or service. However, suntrust has made it more difficult to avoid tellers due to an online banking service that is not always available and a mobile app that only works intermittently and only accepts certain kinds of checks. I do not recommend this bank.