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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 lindamcmullin

Jan 30th 2015

1 out of 5 marks

NOT HAPPY

I had plenty of money in my account and today tried to buy online some new appliances for our kitchen thru Sears.com. The charge was declined. I was so upset. I called WF customer service and they said "well you were trying to make a big purchase, so the computer declined the authorization". I was really mad and told the guy on the phone I had plenty of money in our account and why????? He said my card was now on hold, but he released it and if I had not have called and I had gone to the grocery store or gas station all charges would have been declined.

I told him in no uncertain terms that was crap and what do I need to do to not let this happen again as we are in the middle of a remodel on our house. He said "sorry even if you call ahead of time the computer will decline any large charges".

This is not the first time they have embarrassed me and husband for trying to purchase large items. One other time I tried to pay for $200 worth of gas for our boat and it was declined and there was 25K in the bank. If my SS and husbands retirement were not direct deposited along with utility bills automatically take out each month I would tell this bank to kiss my big fat behind.

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Reviewed by GraceRagni

Jan 29th 2015

1 out of 5 marks

Customer Service Varies From One Branch To Another

I went to WF at washington st in santa clara (corner la fayette and benton) on jan 28, 2015 at approximately 4:30. A bank staff approached me by the name of maninag akkapeddi asking for the purpose of my visit. I told her i need to wire funds and asked how i could waive the associated fees. She indicated that if we have $250,000 or more in our accounts, waiving the fees is possible. I told her that my husband and i had more than a total of $250k, then she referred me to another employee by the name of pritpal kaur. Pritpal immediately indicated that wiring fees are never waived.

I told her that maninag earlier indicated that the fees could be waived if the $250k condition is met. It turned out that maninag misinformed me and according to pritpal, the only fees that could be waived are incoming wires, not outgoing. They may be right but customer service skills of both these employees are pathetic, they acted not to be helpful at all. I understand that they are in no position to waive fees but they both did not even bother to try.

I asked for the branch manager thinking that the manager may have the authority but both indicated that they did not have their manager on site. I left the branch frustrated thinking how could a business operate without an individual of authority able to decide? While the manager may not be present 100 percent of the time, shouldn't there be an assistant or another individual to whom the branch manager may have delegated his/her authority?

After i left this branch annoyed and frustrated, i went to wf branch in el camino and scott in santa clara. On a positive note, this branch was exactly the opposite of washington st. Branch. A staff, vangie pascual immediately assisted. I told her that i need to wire funds but would like to check if the related fees could be waived. She indicated that she will check with the mgr. The mgr approached me personally and took time to listen to my needs. Champs nguyen is a true 'champ' and worth of recognition

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