PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS -- I received a card in the mail from Net Spend that I didn't even apply for. Because of that I thought it was a different card that I had applied for and put a deposit into. When I called the customer service number to find out why there was no deposit they couldn't explain their way out of a cardboard box they kept on asking me what retail store I bought my card from. When I asked to speak with a supervisor the woman said that her supervisor was on the other line and couldn't talk to me.
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They then transferred me to the "Escalation Center" which I'm assuming is non existent because it just routed me back to the main menu. This happened TWICE. I later figured out that this was not the right card but I am really happy that I didn't actually apply for this card or put ANY money into this company.
Netspend Are Thieves!!!!
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS -- I used Netspend this year for my taxes, instead of using someone else's bank account like I have in the past. Well, I was told by one of their agents to use this certain ATM so I wouldn't be charged the ... read full review7 Replies - Latest reply on 07/23/2013
AUSTIN, TX -- I tried this card as a secondary not linked with my checking because of security alerts and protection purposes. Bad idea. Better to just open a secondary account at a normal bank. Fee you for everything. I tried to use at an Albertsons and kept declining. Finally after the fifth try it accepted. Next night tried to make a withdrawal from an ATM. Kept declining, but they charged me fees for every attempt, plus their own ATM charge even though I received no money. Called them and they refused to refund the fees. Asked to speak to a supervisor and they refused to let me! Put me on hold for ....been 53 minutes now. Stay away from these people. I think they're hoping I'll hang up. The guy said they could not refund because fees were due to insufficient funds, but my account had plenty of money in it. I kept telling him there was plenty of money in the account, how could he say that? He couldn't answer, just kept trying to sell me a more expensive fee plan. Now I just hope I can get it out. Add reply
I have had netspend for two years and its been problem after problem. It takes forever to get refunds back its hard to get to speak to a live agent and all their reps are trained to lie!! Today is the icing on the cake. I went to the Atm machine to withdraw money and the machine says my financial institution is not responding. I try to use 2 other ATMs and get the same response. I call netspend I'm told there is nothing wrong with my account and she's going to reactivate my card I should try in 30 mins. I try again and its still not working. I call back and speak to another representative who tells me their entire network is down and no one with a netspend card can access funds. I ask for a supervisor and the girl hangs up. Thank God I had other accts with money. So I go home and call back in the afternoon. I get someone in the escalation department that says they have no network issues and he will call me back in 30 mins. I wait 2 hours and call back and get another representative that says I should wait another 30 minutes for the previous representative to call me back. I tell him I won't do that and can he transfer me to a supervisor. Needless to say I'm still holding!!!1 Replies - Latest reply on 10/06/2009Add reply
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- My name is Clayton Chambers. I work for the Federal Trade Commission and the goal of my company is to take class action against companies whom we deem as fraudulent or who seem to Misrepresent themselves ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 11/17/2013
May They Burn In Hell!
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- On 12/25/08 I discovered that 14 unauthorized charges were made to my Netspend debit card. I called Netspend and was HORRIFIED to find out that not only was all of my money taken but there wasn't anything ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 12/27/2008
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- I recently filed my taxes with turbo tax. Afterwords they tell me my money will be loaded on a Netspend card. I would receive in 7 to 10 days. Called when I never received my card. They said I would have to wait another 7 to 10 days for another one. I went out and bought my own Netspend card so they could just transfer my funds. They said it would take 24 hrs. Now three days later. I have a card still NO money. I have called, emailed, still No resolution. I'm beyond frustrated. Had I have known I never would have done this. I truly think my money is gone. I filed my taxes May 29th 2013, they got my refund on April 4th 2013. Here it is April 14th and I'm still waiting? Do not use Netspend or their affiliates. They are crooks.
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I've contacted the police and my attorney. Looking to contact a few local TV stations. This is not cool. Its illegal. If we do it we go to jail right. So why can they?
I received an unsolicited credit card from this company and glad reviews were read. Probably would not have signed up for it as I did not have one before. Email consumerchoice@Netspend.com to have name removed. You can also call 1-800 314-8247. 1 Replies - Latest reply on 01/18/2012Add reply
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- When given the brochure to get a Netspend card and on their web homepage there's NOTHING that says you will be charged EVERY time you use the card. So the first month I had this I had made a few small purchases to get coffee..etc and WOW when I checked out my account transaction history I was SHOCKED to find out I had paid an additional $2 fee for a coffee that was $2.50. They even charge you for paying bills online! RIDICULOUS!!!!!!! This card should only be used sparingly if at all. Better to get a secured bank card with a bank if possible. Netspend is corrupt and a scam!3 Replies - Latest reply on 08/14/2011Add reply
I have used Netspend for over 3 years, depositing paychecks and now my ssdi benefits monthly. I recently noticed that I had unauthorized charges to my account that had all been made to a card I had not ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 05/17/2011
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- NetSpend Prepaid Visa Card is a huge SCAM. My experience has been a nightmare. Spare yourself all of the service charges...from loading money onto the card to purchasing/transaction fees and even closing ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 04/22/2011
November 3rd nightmare
AUSTIN,, TEXAS -- First of all I would like to say I have also been completely happy with this company until this date. On November 3rd, this company's system/network went down. At the time I was out of town at a hotel ... read full review5 Replies - Latest reply on 11/22/2010
I have had a Netspend account for more than five years, got the account when the first offered it, I have never had an issue... people may want to READ THE FINE PRINT...you do get charged a fee when you use the card if you do not accept the unlimited usage plan for 9.99, AND just like ANY debit card they do hold funds when used at a gas station...i have seen where people complain about not being able to reach a customer service representative lol, I have never had an issue with that, just like any other company, you have to go through the menu for the company to decide where to transfer the call... PEOPLE....ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT!!!!! How is a company a scam when they give you the facts when accepting the card....and a company is not a scam when you have to go through a menu on the phone to be able to speak to a representative the cable, electric, and phone companies do the same......ALSO, if you have a direct deposit, you get your funds 5 days earlier than a bank, that's why I love Netspend...I HAVE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE, SO THERE IS NO WAY THEY SCAM PEOPLE!!!!!Add reply
Debit Transaction Gone Bad!
RENTON, WASHINGTON -- I made a gas debit card purchase for gas at the Arco gas station over the counter on 8/10/2010. The actual gas charge 15.45 and Netspend withheld 62.11. Each day after for 3 days I have checked my balance ... read full review5 Replies - Latest reply on 01/26/2012