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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
Suntrust blocked my rent payment over google wallet. They have done this before and I had them put a comment in my account not to do it. But they do it anyway. I have used google wallet to pay monthly and have since September. Google wallet is great. It works, it's free, it's immediate. Which is why Suntrust doesn't like it and blocks it. So they block my entire card (which makes it hard to buy groceries) without notifying me (they haven't changed the number on my account even though I have done it online and on the phone with them several times.) When I ask to speak to a manager online they first say there isn't one and then claim he's busy but will call me back (which of course hasn't happened.) I think it's time to change banks for one that doesn't play games with my account.
Been doing business with this particular branch for decades and have seen countless management changes, sadly more so in the last couple of years, and it seems like the talent level gets worse each time. The young lady currently in charge might have just set a brand new low in professionalism and leadership. I am accustomed to knowing the managers of this branch on a personal level and the few times I went there, the door was closed and the cell phone out. This has happened on at least two occasions. Most recently, I needed management assistance with some check payments and I contacted the branch but other members of her staff answered and she never bothered to call back. What is going on?? I could try justifying her behavior but that isn't really my job and, if she can't do hers, maybe she shouldn't be in charge of a banking office that in my opinion has practically unrivaled heritage in McLean. I am beyond disappointed at this stage and it would be real easy to take my business elsewhere but I have family and friends who still bank with Suntrust and deserve a much better point of contact. Change her please!