Fifth Third Bank Complaint - Unethical overdraft fees
OHIO -- Fifth Third Bank is robbing people. My daughter's boyfriend deposited a check to pay the bills on Friday and was told it was deposited. He asked if it was okay to write checks on the weekend and the teller said sure.
The next week on Wednesday he found out that the check he deposited didn't go in until late Monday and he had several overdrafts which were acumulating. By the time he found out his whole paycheck went for overdraft fees. It was over $200.00 and he needed the money to go for his rent. He went to Fifth Third Bank and begged them to please drop some of the fees and they said no..in fact if you don't get money in there right away another $200.00 will be charged to your account by the end of the week so he had to borrow some money from his parents to keep from going bankrupt this month. This is a young kid with very little money who by the way doesn't bounce checks all the time and works very hard for his money. I don't understand why a check isn't deposited right away and if it isn't why that isn't indicated on the deposit slip. No other banks that I have ever dealt with are like this. Of course the answer is simple I bet....so they can rack up fees on poor people and make all kinds of money. This is so unethical. Now the poor kid is trying to close out his account and go to another bank but they told him it costs $50.00 to close his account. What a bunch of crap!!! I hate this bank. I dealt with them many years ago and they said I made 1/2 a car payment which I would never do. I always paid the whole payment on time. They sent the information to a collector and I had to get it off my record. The information was completely wrong. I have no idea where they got their information but they would not fix it on our credit report. I dropped Fifth Third years ago and now it makes me sad to hear they are still just as unethical as ever if not worse. It makes me mad because no one will do anything about this bank and all the unfair things they do.