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 profusely.
Paymt sent in Dec thru BillPay del to wrong address & the co cashed it. I've been trying to work thru the bank since then to get this corrected. Most of their reps don't read notes sent. I did my own investigation & found the co who rec the payment in error, refunded it with 10 days in Dec. So the bank has had the money all this time yet are making me file a fraud claim, have it notarized by both me & the orig intended receiver. I've even sent the proof. So then I sent a ltr to the CEO, he can't be bothered or even have a mgr get involved, it went to a cust serv ctr for response...a canned response. Before that I tried to get a Dist Mgr to help who assured me he would...never to hear frm him again!
So everything was fine. Had an Account for years, rolled over from the old First Union, which then rolled over to Wachovia, which then became the illustrious Wells Fargo. One day, I went into a branch to do my simple banking and I allowed some over pushy sales person to open up a "few" extra accounts for me. "It will save you here, and there and everywhere in between. It will be very good for you, I promise." Never trust a banker. NEVER. So after being gouged with monthly service fees for "not doing this on this date", or "forgetting to transfer this amount on that date", in addition to the fees for each of the 6 additional accounts created, I decided to close everything because of the confusing nature of having to keep track of all of the accounts. Well, closing the accounts has proven to be the most difficult thing in the world and I would NEVER recommend this bank to anyone. Go to PNC. They will treat you MUCH better.