Bank of America Complaint - Overdraft and Deductions
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is in regards to the “Bank of America.” I have had so many problems during the past several months that I just do not know what to do or were my rights are, or even if I have any rights!
Back in April I noted some fraudulent activity in my checking accounts. I called the bank and had both of my checking accounts closed as well as my savings account and my debit card. I made the necessary phone calls to all companies who had automatic withdrawals rights.
I then opened up two new checking accounts and one savings account, and received a new debit card.
When my social security check went in for deposit into one of my new accounts, it was bounced back to social security. After at least 5 phone calls, I was told by a representative the one of the new accounts I opened (which happened to be the account that my SS check was to be deposited into) was closed for “unknown reasons” and the check bounced back to Social Security. I had to wait two weeks for that check. At the end of the month when my Disability Pension check was deposited, Bank of America also bounced that back. Again, I could not get any reason other than “I’m sorry, I can’t figure out why this check was sent back.
Now, last week when my Pension was deposited, the bank deducted over $200 to put into that account that was closed, saying that I had several overdue bank charges because companies continued to try to deduct from it. One company whom I do not recognize tried over 5 times to deduct! I was charged all those $35 fees even though it had been closed for almost 4 months now.
I spoke with the manager of the Bank of America this morning and he told me the same thing that they have been telling me all morning – there was nothing they could do!
Even though I closed out these accounts, I am still response for any debit that comes in to this account and any type of bank fee.
From April 4, 2010 to June 27, 2011 this bank charged me twelve (12) overcharge fees each of $35.00 amounting to $420.00 in addition to the $214.00 that was deducted today! As I said this account has been closed since mid April, 2011!
This does not sound right to me. I know that some of the laws are unfair but I can’t understand why there isn’t a law against this! Why would I even close this account??
I hope that you can help me with this situation. I live on my SSDI and pension and I am still losing my home due to high increases in everything that we have been having. I cannot afford to give the bank $214.00 in addition to numerous $35.00 fees due to an account that has been closed since April, 2010.
Thank you for your time and consideration in reading this letter. I hope that you can help me.
Pamela J. Coupe
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