Complaint Review: Wachovia Bank - Miami Florida
- Wachovia Bank Miami, Florida U.S.A.
- Category: Banks
Wachovia Bank Wachovia Bank manipulating accounts to maximize on fees Miami Florida
*Consumer Comment: You have some misconceptions...
Prior to the beginning of this year, if I overdrafted on a charge that charge would just occur according to when it happened, in order of when it happened. One overdraft fee would be incurred and I would correct the account as quickly as I could. Using the overdraft as a tool for managing finances is not unheard of - if a $35 fee is less than a $200 late fee, then it made sense.
However, I was beginning to get a bit paranoid about the possibility of manipulation to maximize fees; in February I discovered proof. I made a charge to my account and then, 10 minutes later received a refund on that charge. A few days later, the transactions appeared - IN REVERSE. The credit was posted to my account, and then the next day the charge was posted - after my account had gone into an overdraft situation. If there was no manipulation, the charge would have posted, then the credit and there would have been NO OVERDRAFT. I called to complain and the customer service representative offered me a reduced credit on that charge, as a courtesy.
I gave up trying to keep up with their manipulation of the account and have allowed the account to go into an overdraft of almost $2000 now. Eventually, I will have to pay it off but, for now, I'm just leaving the account dormant and ignoring their calls.
I take some part of the responsibility for the current situation, and blame myself for not closing the account when I realized what was happening. I guess their new owners need to make back the money they paid for the company any way they can.
Anyone I speak to about this bank says they have the same experience. If you have an account there, get out while you still can. How is this legal?
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