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I initially got Wells Fargo because I had Wachovia and it got absorbed by them. They have, without a doubt, the worst mobile app. Their overdraft protection services are ridiculous. When you call their customer service line, they make you feel like a liar. For example, I had two checking accounts because my direct deposit was still linked to one I was in the process of getting rid of, and I had overdraft protection linked from my savings to my newer account, and had thought I set it up for my older checking account that had the direct deposit going to it. Apparently you can't have 2 accounts and have both protected by the same Savings account. Okay, that's ridiculous, but fine I suppose, honest mistake. I truly thought they linked up any accounts you might have. The guy on the phone did not believe me at all, it was hilarious. I was awestruck at how unprofessional he, and those that helped prior were.
It's fine, whatever, keep your fees. That's why I closed my account today. I had overdraft protection linked to my credit card, I don't ever keep more than around $100 in my checking, so when it was empty and I bought an iphone app, it was even more awesome to find they charged me a "$25 overdraft protection fee" to use my credit card to pay for 2 seperate $1 apps. After it was all said and done I had paid 4 overdraft protection service fees for 2 items. Total: $75. Most expensive angry bird game I have ever bought in my life thanks to Wells Fargo. That's gas for an entire month for me. And of course, they will not reverse the charges, or at least give me just one overdraft protection fee. Opened my new account at ING today and will never be looking back. Fucking ridiculous.
In Oct. 2008, Vineyard Bank was having financial trouble that prompted us to move our accounts to Wells Fargo agreeing to extend to us the same no-fee arrangement that we were enjoying with VB. WF got our (12) accounts (balances as of Dec. 31, 2014, total north of $675,000) because two reps AVP Boltran Wu from LA office & Richard Bao from Walnut Branch met me personally.
From 2008 thru Oct. 2014, this no-fee arrangement was honored by WF up until Walnut branch manager Marcus Rivas quit, preceded by the promotion of previous customer service manager. The following month in November, I requested the business account, csm, and ultimately the replacement branch manager Nick Williamson to waive a wire transfer fee of $30. All of them said they could not help.
I then wrote via certified mail to district manager Karen Wong on Jan. 15, received Jan. 20, 2015. After having received no response nor phone call for a month and half, I phoned her office and Ms. Wong denied having received the letter. She asked me if I have anything in writing coming from WF about the no-fee arrangement. No, but history of all 12 accounts support the "no-fee" arrangement as not one fee appears as they were all waived since Oct. 2008. I suggested to Ms. Wong to phone former csm, now La Habra manager D. Park to verify. Ms Wong retorted that granting the bank has committed to such an arrangement, it is widely disclosed that the bank can always change its policies at any time. Finally, Ms. Wong said she could not do anything. However, when I requested her to put the bank position in writing, she said bank policy does not require them to respond in writing.
As I am an employee myself with reporting responsibility, and what I am hearing from Ms. Wong is hard to believe, I fired another certified letter this time to CEO John G. Stumpf on Feb. 27 respectfully requesting a written response. Letter was received on Mar. 6, still without result after 3 weeks.
Kim the store manager is so rude and mean, and always has an attitude when I come in to the bank. There is also another manager named Scott Bales that is always sleeping on the job, LAZY, MEAN, and is rude when I ask him a question. Honestly where do they even find people like this to work in a bank. I thought a banking experience was all about customer service, and going out of the way for the customer. Even when I asked Scott Bales a question he just yelled at me like I'm deaf or incompetent. I WILL NEVER GO TO THIS BANK AGAIN, AND I REALLY HOPE SOMEONE TAKES HEED AT BEWARE.