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1 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by JaymieLHuff

Jan 16th 2013

Suing Wells Fargo for all of us

Opened an account. Deposited like 2100.00 between savings and checking. Everything fine. Two days later could not withdrawl money. Was told that "Patroit Act Department" could not verify the social on the account. Brought in original card and passport and was told that was not good enough. Was told that I needed a letter from social security stating that my number was indeed as reported. Called Social Security (PAY ATTENTION) was told by them that banks no better than to ask for that. It is NOT legally required once you present your card. THere are supposed to be alternative methods to verify the identity of the account holder. I have a friend at Citi and when this issue happens (it does a lot) they ask for the card to be presented and another piece of federally issued ID (Passport, Military ID, US Goverment Employee ID, FAA etc) Citi records the data so to comply with the BSA anbd Patriot Act. Furthermore if an account is opened with a cash deposit (PAY ATTENTION) the bank MUST by LAW issue you an immediate withdrawl they cannot hold funds from you. If they return items they cannot legally do that by choice and charge you a fee! Of course they can, or will. Everyhting is legal until you get caught so goes the banks' mantra.

So I cannot access any of my funds deposited in cash. LP deparmtent ahs threatened to ban me from any Wells Fargo branch if I hire an attorny or file in US DIstrict COurt. Guess what I am filing tomorrow, pro-se, and asking for emergency relief to allow me access to my funds immedaitely.

BTW if Wells denies you your money, and they alledge you are committing fraud. They will asssert legally that it is against the law. If they quote you ANYTHING LEGAL you can file under 42 USC 1983 which states no one can deprive you of constitutionaly protected rights (in this case depriving you of property without due process but using legalities to do so) you can sue. I am will update regularly and then spread the word.

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Reviewed by memyself

Apr 22nd 2014

2 out of 5 marks

Excessive and unfair charges

Their overdraft fees are excessive. They have just charged me three times, for a total of $105.00 on one overdraft, which, I might add was covered immediately. All that remains of a $488 deposit is $288, which means they milked $200 from my account. I e-mailed and called, but they, oh so sorrowfully and apologetically, refused to refund one single cent.

On another note, I had a personal loan with Wells Fargo. By arrangement, the monthly payment was deducted automatically from my checking account, which was fine. I noticed, however, that the final payment was not deducted on the due date. I thought perhaps this was because the due date fell on a weekend. But No, a couple of days later, I get a "This is an attempt to collect a debt" call. I explained that it was normal for payment to be automatically deducted, and after an "oh dear, let me check" I got "Oh, we dont deduct the last payment because it's a different amount."Well it would have been nice if someone had told me. I arranged for payment and, gues what, the next day I get a second call - I held my tempter and told of the previous call and arrangement, and after a brief check by the caller, there were PROFUSE apologies. Oh yes, there it was, so sorry, so sorry. Why the hell didnt they check BEFORE bothering me.

Wells Fargo tries to convey the impression of sincerity and caring - That is BS, they are cold, heartless bankers, nothing more or less.

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Reviewed by foreverbroke

Apr 22nd 2014

3 out of 5 marks

my account is ALWAYS negative.

wells fargo was VERY enticing. after being approached every week for about, oh 6months, i finally decided to open up a bank account. a checking account, bank statements, a check book to keep up with. sounds magnificent. i mean hello, EVERYONE HAS A BANK ACCOUNT! Right?! WRONG!! biggest mistake of MY LIFE.

i was working as a waitress, my husband and i never really used our account for the first 6weeks. one day, i decided to deposit my tips into my account before my dinner shift (i did not want to misplace any loose cash that evening) anyways, i could not figure out why i wasn't able to do a cash deposit. i went inside. only to be informed that I CANNOT MAKE CASH DEPOSITS! what the HECK is that?! only after 1 year of banking with wells fargo would i have THAT luxury.

about a month later (august), my husband and i were visiting a friend when he received an email for a $200 bounced check (we didnt have it in our account because, remember, we can't do cash deposits so we just used our cash not our checks or cards) after calling the bank and being informed someone had stolen our info we reported it and got all new information.

our account was not corrected and able to use until DECEMBER. when my husband was in school, they closed his card because it "seemed it could have possibly been a fraudulent charge" because his school was an HOUR away. now, i'd have to run back and forth constantly to give him cash.

april- with a $1300 deposit, my husband withdrew $1150. he was going out of town and since we dont have an exceptional track record we agreed that was our best bet. after multiple failed attempts to purchase a $75 bus ticket we have an overdrafted account due to FIVE GREYHOUND TRANSACTIONS (greyhound has NO proof of purchase) leaving our account -$225. today, my account is ANOTHER $68 NEGATIVE. please remember, we havent used out cards because we have CASH.

***THEY WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY AND NOT REFUND IT. PLEASE BEWARE!!!!

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