Had the scariest thing to happen just now. My home phone rang with an 800 #. i don't usually answer, but decided I wanted to know who was calling on a holiday, New Years Day 2013. It was an automated call saying it was from my bank Wells Fargo Fraud detection wanting to verify some recent charges to my acct. The first thing it asked for was my zip code. Me being as suspicious of those kinda things as I am, I hung up. I called Wells Fargo myself. Lo and behold the call was legitimate. The guy started off with verifying my identity then he asked me if I was traveling in CANADA. I said no I am at home. Someone tried to use my debit card number to get $90 worth of gas. JESUS blocked the charges. thank you GOD. Thanks to Wells Fargo also.
I have had the misfortune to have to deal with Wells Fargo in New York City. Upon the passing of my parents, who held considerable assets in a local branch of the bank in New England, I became executor of their estates, and I needed to conduct business locally in Manhattan. Unlike their local banker in New England, who exhibited intelligence, competence, and compassion, Manhattan Wells Fargo bankers have been uniformly rude, uncaring, disrespectful of my time, and ill-informed about a wide range of financial matters. It is little wonder that I reduced those Wells Fargo accounts to next to nothing. There are many commercial banks in New York City. Choosing Wells Fargo means you adopt their icon, a stagecoach and horses. That symbol worked well in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, the bank's service is still mired in the past. Go elsewhere.
Wow, the worst customer service ever I've encountered in any places, small or large - and come from a large, well respected American company to boost.
Lost a debit card. Called in to cancel and replacement. They totally forgot about sending out replacement.
Call in again, ask about it after 4 weeks. The rep just fire off questions to verify my identity. That's reasonable except for the quick clips like interrogation sound. Jump from one question to another, if think and have not answer in 5 seconds, got irritated and jump to the next question. Asked about my transaction, receipts. Of course, we have to look through our batch of receipts. Just continue badgering us while we frantically looking. We asked her to hold on. Answer - "I'll hold on for exactly 1 minute then will hang up. You could call back when you're ready.".
Ask why the Bank would not care about lost customer card and wanted to terminate the call, then she relented and wait for another 10 seconds. Asked why did the bank not handle it the first time. She mumble about "oh it's in the record", then totally ignore the handling part (i.e. sending replacement, contact us, etc...)
Ask if they could expedite the process since they did not handle in the 1st place. No - and not an apology either - "You go to the local branch and get a temporary replacement". We supposedly get the issue resolve. Hopefully so. I'm not so sure that she may just throw it in the trash.
To end, she loudly read continuous paragraphs for 30 seconds without taking a pause for any question and end the conversation.
Wow, that's the worst customer service I ever got since coming into this country 40 years. Treat customer like a uneducated criminal trying to steal stuff.