Just spent close to an hour on the phone with WF about an ATM deposit that they decided to suspend. Mind you, the check was from Well Fargo Retirement Services and made out to me with the same address that the bank has on file for my home address. I only happened to notice that the check was suspended because I was online getting ready to pay bills.
When I called to find out what was going on, I was told that the name on the check did not exactly match the name on my account.
Seriously? Why have I never had a problem with my paychecks that are direct deposited? Why have I never had a problem with my IRS refund checks? I have been a customer for 10 years and never had a problem with this.
You would think that a check from Wells Fargo Retirement going into a Wells Fargo Checking Account would be a gimmee. Unbelievable!
I ended up speaking to 3 different people (the first was very patient and understanding) and still didn't get a solution. The "supervisor", Chris, started out friendly, but when I asked him to quit hiding behind policies and procedures and to use Common Sense, he got very short with me. He got me to a real "GEM" of a manager, "Jay", who acted like I had interrupted his smoke break. I never used one curse word and was simply asking them to tell me the truth, but that caused them to get pretty defensive.
I understand that accidents happen, but only the first person that I spoke to had the sense enough to apologize. When I hung up on Jay, my problem was not handled. I was told that they would be sending the check back to me or I could call Retirement Services to see if there was anything that they could do. Not one person took ownership of the situation. Not one person offered to oversee the problem and see it through to the end. I was actually told that this was NOT a bank error.
Only after I got off the phone with these people that I got a call from Joanna in ATM Adjustment Services. She took care of the issue and she apologized profu
I'm so disappointed with Wells Fargo. I started my first account as a 16 yr old in 1993, I've been a stellar customer for the past 23 years. I made a $2000 online loan payment, and accidentally withdrew money from my Wells Fargo account, resulting in an overdraft of about $500. Realizing my mistake, I called immediately to the bank to report my error. Was the overdraft fee reimbursed to my account??....I'll give you three guesses. And don't even get me started on my personal Wells Fargo credit card. It's terrible. Foreign fees, poor rewards program, always changing policies. The first five years were nice, but my marriage to Wells Fargo is over, I'm taking my checking account and my 780 credit score somewhere else. Believe me, don't burden yourself with Wells Fargo, they will cost you, time and money both.
I won't get into it too much, but I am so frustrated with Wells Fargo. I had money fraudulently taken out of my checking account from an online merchant (rhymes with BayPal) several months ago. After HOURS on the phone with customer service reps, at least 4 who all gave me completely different answers to my questions, I opened up a new account but was convinced to simply "freeze" the old account. I was told there was no way charges would be authorized from the old account number from now on. Well, wouldn't you know, the exact same thing happened again the other day. This time customer service was not only extremely rude, yelling at me and telling me I couldn't speak with a different manager, that I had to deal with her on the phone. Then when I insisted, she said she would transfer me, but simply put me back to the very beginning of the phone tree. I spoke with a different manager who was plain apathetic. He didn't care that I was upset, did not resolve anything, and basically gave me his blessing to go to another bank. That, I will. I miss Wachovia's customer service, even if they were lacking in other ways.