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Complaint Review: Bank Of America, FIA Card Services
Bank Of America, FIA Card ServicesPO Box 15726 Wilmington, Delaware U.S.A.
Bank Of America, FIA Card Services Bank of america fraudently authorized electronic payments from my Checking account to pay there credit card Wilmington Delaware
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Here is my #1 problem with this bank. I got a student credit card with them and used it irresponsibly and quickly went over the limit. At first I was paying on time then after a few months I stopped paying. About six months later bank of America put me on a 5 year payment plan to pay off the balance of my debt of $46 dollars a month to be paid on the 21st of each month. I went about 3 months with no problems then all of a sudden they stopped automatcly withdrawing the payment out of my account. i called up and they advised me that I needed to reschedule my payment plan and thats why they didn't debit the $46 out of my account that month.
I got a letter in the mail about 2 weeks prior saying that i need to reschedule the payments. I called the number and they said to never mind the letter that it wasn't nessasary (witch apparently wasn't true). So two weeks later when the payment wasn't made I got hit with late charges and fee's. This did not seem fair I did everything I should have and I had to pay for a bank employee's mistake.
So after I once again rescheduled the payments 3 months later the same thing happened (this time with no warning letter) I got hit with late charges and needed to reschedule. Fed up and untrustworthy of this company I decided to call up and request a full statement outlining what my charges are and how they came up with my balance. They said they would send that in about may I would say. I still haven't received this or any other communication with bank of America.
Now on September 30th 2008 my checking account gets mysteriously debited $46 after not speaking with them for almost 5 months. I called and got the run around and gave up. Now on October 21st 2008 i get another charge for $46 so I called again today. I spoke to bank of america about the situation and they transfered me to a represenitive of FIA card services. She advised me that the reason these two debits came out of my account were because I called in and authorized them to do this on Sept. 30th 2008. I am 100% positive this never happened. i ask them to let me listen to a copy of the recording of me authorizing this and she said she will transfer me to the manager who can help me out with this. I was transfred and I got a voicemail, so i left a message explaining my situation. These practices are very wrong in my opinion and hopefully Illegal.
On a side note I asked them not to make any more debits from my account to pay this bill. They agreed and I asked them to send me written documentation verifying this and I was old this was impossible (she said they cant send a letter verifying something that is not taking place) this makes no sense to me why cant they send a letter saying "no more electronic transactions will be debited from my account" So after i was told this I was asked for permission to record her saying that this will not occur, once again I was turned down. She also couldn't give me a straight answer of why the $46 was taken out of my account on different dates for the September and October payments.
My question is What can I do about this. I incurred a $35.00 overdraft free from this unauthorized transaction. Bank of America should not be aloud to steal money from there customers accounts and then give them the run around when the start asking questions.
boca raton, Florida
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/22/2008 07:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Bank-Of-America-FIA-Card-Services/Wilmington-Delaware-19886/Bank-Of-America-FIA-Card-Services-Bank-of-america-fraudently-authorized-electronic-paymen-383955. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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