I ordered checks from checks unlimited. I had used them in the past and I like them.
This time almost 5 weeks later I received checks. I was pleased to get them. my address was getting to be a chore to write on all my checks with my old address on them.
I checked my address and name and started writing them for my bills.
I went to my bank to make a deposit before work, using one of the deposit slips included with these checks, and was told wrong bank wrong account. OMG.
I was mortified I immediatly went to the institution where the funds were being drawn from. (I never not once thought the imformation would be incorrect! I sent them a voided a check and figured a monkey could transfer this data. Well no monkeys work there. Just Jackasses.)
To my suprise. The checks that had been written were on someone elses acct. I wrote a considerable large amount for my rent, and this check went through with no question, picture my name at the top of someone elses acct on a check, almost $1,000.00 - not a red flag????
Well long story short. I had to make a deposit to this person account rightfully. By the way , she was a older woman living off social security checks, because the bank refused to credit her until I was able to get back to the bank later that day. I feared for her bouncing anything.
Checks Unlimited called me within the hour, screaming "I better put the money back in that woman's acct or it's a felony!"..ummm duh...hello.... the bank had called them and reported to them their error, and demanded explanation. The way checks unlimited handled it freaked the woman at the bank out and she called the police on them.
In turn, now a little while later, while I'm withdrawing and trying to get off work early to handle this matter, I have a sherriff calling my cell phone ( # I gave to the bank in case of question's before I could get back there.) He called me a felon, an expert, and swift...all before I could speak.
Apparently, by me not examining these checks with a magnifying glass, I was an expert. The way I see it. A swift expert would have never dealt with a company that did not stand by there work.. As for the felon part.. I laugh.. but am now sad , I will have to shut down the drug cartel and smuggling operation I so hoped to get off the ground...LOL good lord!!!!
I am a single hard working mom, and am very sad to say... I had to spend 20 minutes of my life complaining to help this mistake from happening from others, but it is my pleasure to open the eyes of the public to this racket!
I am still waiting on my refund of $33.00 - after I resolved this issue with the bank, I called checks unlimited and refused for them to remake these checks...and to send me my hard earned money they did not deserve.. They asked that I destroy the checks I received ( hope my banking info isn't in a crooks hands) and refund shall come soon. Hopefully the refund check has my name on it!
Moral: Check ALL info on your checks carefully! and look at your balance of your account often.
Be wary of a business that makes their problems your emergency.
Palm Harbor, Florida