• Report: #373925

Complaint Review: U. S. Bank

  • Submitted: Wed, September 17, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, September 23, 2008

  • Reported By:St. Joseph Missouri
U. S. Bank
800 North Belt Highway Saint Joseph, Missouri U.S.A.
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  • Category: Banks

U. S. Bank continues to put my account in the negative after an unauthorized withdrawl by another company. Saint Joseph Missouri

*Consumer Comment: Now that's good and...

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*Consumer Comment: Did you contact their fraud department?

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My wife and I got a security system for our home last month. The monthly fee, taken automatically out of our checking account was supposed to be $44. The security firm took out $143, putting our account in the negative. In one day, U. S. Bank had our account to minus $127. We deposited $313 the day we found out the account was over-drawn.

That was last wednesday. By friday, they had the account in the minus again, to the amount of $127 again. There had been absolutely no activity on the account from us in those three days. No checks were written, and we did not use the debit card. My wife called the bank and all customer service would tell her was that there were overdraft charges, but they would not tell her what they were for or how we got them. By this monday, the account was over $300 in a negative balance.

I noticed in another one of these reports that someone said U. S. Bank charges you $8 for every day that your account is in the negative. That is absolutely true, but even better than that, they then charge you a $37.50 fee on the $8 they took out because the $8 came out of a negative balance. So you actually get charged $45.50 for every day the account is the negative.

My wife has talked to the manager of the bank, and I have tried to call him a couple of times, but he does not return phone calls, and he is always too busy to talk to anyone, whether by phone or in person.

Any helpful people out there who want to tell me some soothing advice like I should keep more money in the account, or have a budget, spare me. The negative balance was not our fault, and U. S. Bank has used the opportunity to hose us to the amount of $762 so far We had to deposit another $450 that we didn't have today to get the account back into a positive balance. U. S. Bank takes every opportunity to relieve people of their money. If you can't give someone constructive advice on how to fix the problem, don't give advice at all. Some of us actually have to live from pay check to pay check without a safety cushion.

Eddie
St. Joseph, Missouri
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/17/2008 04:10 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/U-S-Bank/Saint-Joseph-Missouri-64507/U-S-Bank-continues-to-put-my-account-in-the-negative-after-an-unauthorized-withdrawl-by-373925. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: J G Shrugged - (U.S.A.)

Charging an NSF fee for their $8 daily OD balance fee is unfair in my books. Normally it's a no-no to charge a fee on a fee, except for maybe *once* on a credit card where a fee of somekind puts the account balance over the limit, and then you get an overlimit fee.

If they hadn't refunded you, I would have suggested that you complain to the OTC.
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AUTHOR: Eddie - (U.S.A.)

On Sept. 19, I talked to some people in the corporate offices in Ohio who credited all but 2 of the 12 overdraft charges they had assessed to me back to the account.

I'm still going to close the account because the local branch of the bank is the poster child for how not to treat your customers. For over a week they either refused to tell us why they were taking our money out of the account, or simply wouldn't talk to us. They were always much too busy to address our problem. In fact, inspite of the emails I sent to the corporate office explaining the way the local branch has treated us, and knowing that these emails were forwarded to the local branch, we have heard absolutely nothing from the local branch.
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AUTHOR: Eddie - (U.S.A.)

On Sept. 19, I talked to some people in the corporate offices in Ohio who credited all but 2 of the 12 overdraft charges they had assessed to me back to the account.

I'm still going to close the account because the local branch of the bank is the poster child for how not to treat your customers. For over a week they either refused to tell us why they were taking our money out of the account, or simply wouldn't talk to us. They were always much too busy to address our problem. In fact, inspite of the emails I sent to the corporate office explaining the way the local branch has treated us, and knowing that these emails were forwarded to the local branch, we have heard absolutely nothing from the local branch.
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AUTHOR: Eddie - (U.S.A.)

On Sept. 19, I talked to some people in the corporate offices in Ohio who credited all but 2 of the 12 overdraft charges they had assessed to me back to the account.

I'm still going to close the account because the local branch of the bank is the poster child for how not to treat your customers. For over a week they either refused to tell us why they were taking our money out of the account, or simply wouldn't talk to us. They were always much too busy to address our problem. In fact, inspite of the emails I sent to the corporate office explaining the way the local branch has treated us, and knowing that these emails were forwarded to the local branch, we have heard absolutely nothing from the local branch.
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AUTHOR: Eddie - (U.S.A.)

On Sept. 19, I talked to some people in the corporate offices in Ohio who credited all but 2 of the 12 overdraft charges they had assessed to me back to the account.

I'm still going to close the account because the local branch of the bank is the poster child for how not to treat your customers. For over a week they either refused to tell us why they were taking our money out of the account, or simply wouldn't talk to us. They were always much too busy to address our problem. In fact, inspite of the emails I sent to the corporate office explaining the way the local branch has treated us, and knowing that these emails were forwarded to the local branch, we have heard absolutely nothing from the local branch.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Did you contact their fraud department?

AUTHOR: Edgeman - (U.S.A.)

I had two unauthorized charges appear on my US Bank account around Memorial Day. They can investigate whether or not your charge was actually authorized and temporarily credit your account so you won't go negative during the investigation.
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