- Report: #469669
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Complaint Review: Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bank530 Baldwin Jenison,, Michigan U.S.A.
Fifth Third Bank GTOF - Grand Theft Overdraft Fees Jenison, Michigan
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This past month, I was supposed to receive $2300 at the beginning of the month from my ex spouse. We had just contracted to have her put it in directly (vs. court involvement) to make it easier on/for her. In a mix up , I didn't get the money in time and within the first few days where I had to invest in my business, I accumlulted $ 762.00 of Overdraft Fees !...
....$ 762 .00 !!!!!
Who would feel justified of charging that much money to anyone, especially,if it was simply a timing issue, that had them receiving the coverage of it in a parculiar situation like this ? $ 762.00 !
What do they do with their stolen money ? Who benefits ? Another $ 74.00 was taken out AFTER I struggled to get the money in there. How is that legal ? Who keeps them accountable ? Never in my life, would I believe that this can happen to an American citizen. I may lose my home over this , as I now, have less of my "just -barely- in - the - balance" funds which will either ruin my hopes to get my business off the ground or put me out with my regular expenses.
Do you know what advice and counsel I DID receive from the district manager ? He was kind enough to give me an analogy of a speeder continuuing to get away with a warning and then going back out and going too fast again. It was his heartless attempt to justify ruining me.
Is there a limit to this fraud without repercussion ? I told him when I left his office that "This wasn't over". He had the audacity to up his vitriol one standard deviation, leaning in to me , like he were Clint Estwood and inquired,
"Are you threatening me ?"
I leaned into him, "Yes" , I said "and there are legal means and actions I can take to fight this , so don't outdo yourself" ...et al.
He went on to explain that even if I opted out of 5/3, that if some of my auto pays come in after I leave the bank, the system won't return the check back to the vendor , but will re - engage my account so that they have the means to legally charge me $ 37 for any Overdraft , again and $ 8 a day which he said he would most certainly add to the thousands they have taken from me already.
Simply put, he blackmailed me into having to go to my vendors to avoid their
BACK DOOR RIP OFFS, as well. With a smirk , he went to shake my hand. Now that's PR.
Well, here's some (legally) back to you , Mr. S
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/14/2009 03:30 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Fifth-Third-Bank/Jenison-Michigan-49428/Fifth-Third-Bank-GTOF-Grand-Theft-Overdraft-Fees-Jenison-Michigan-469669. 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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