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
In an ever changing transient community, this branch is a jewel with a 'home town' atmosphere. I would highly recommend it if you are new to the area. The branch manager and her staff take a personal interest in the welfare of their customers. Take a few minutes to get to know them and they will remember you and assist you with any issues going forward.