Chase Manhattan Bank Complaint - Want Obnoxious Customer Service? Bank with Chase!
My, my, my, we really miss the days of Washington Mutual (WaMu)! The transition to "commercial banking" has been emotionally and financially brutal to say the least. Now unsuspecting walk-in customers are ambushed by suited predators whose devious premise is to "assist you with your transaction(s)", when they are actually lined up to slam you with the Chase mega-sales pitch. Their tactics are more aggressive than a seasoned auto sales persons, which leads me to believe there are definitely commission perks lurking in the shadows. Prior to today, I had managed to avoid the harassment by using the ATM or flat out refusing to leave the teller line and enter into the "cubicles of deception".
Well, today (1/23/11) at 10:22 AM (PST), my core Chase nerves were aggravated by an extremely rude, arrogant and argumentative representative within Operating Loss Prevention (OPL)! My issue is quite simple, a personal check was deposited into my checking account on 1/20/11 and the funds were withdrawn from the payer's account within a few hours on the same day. My question, after two business days, why are the funds still not available? Well, I was transferred from the primary customer service office to the OPL office which is located outside of the US. After hearing the empty response from the Chase rep, I asked to speak with a supervisor/manager. He adamantly refused and became extremely upset and argumentative. His accent went from "thick to mushy" within seconds! After at least five ignored requests to be transferred, I informed this obnoxious and arrogant man that I would not respond to his repeated statements of "The supv/manager can not release the funds on a non-business day.", and would wait silently until he transferred my call. Yes, you guessed it, I was placed on hold for five minutes! After his supervisor answered the call, she had to do additional research which meant another five minutes on hold. Thankfully, she was able to provide me with sound information and an effective resolution. Regretfully, when I asked to receive the mailing address for written complaints, she asked to place me on hold to search for this information. Yep, another five minutes (10:42-10:47 AM PST)!!! Oh, it gets better! Much to my surprise, when she finally returned and apologized for the long wait, she claimed to NOT HAVE an address for customers to mail their complaints, but would note my concerns in their "system"! My response was that I would do an internet search to find the mailing address to their corporate office and send my letter to the President and Vice-President of their corporation. My final request was for her to note in their "system" that as a Chase banking customer and loan mortgage client, the poor customer service I received today was nauseating, obnoxious and a total disgrace to the banking industry!
Well, my search turned up this website and has allowed me to vent some steam before sending out my formal complaint letters to the Chase Executives (for what it's worth!). Thanks for offering a networking website for the people!