Account opening, closing, or management

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On or about XXXX XXXX I closed my safety deposit box at Wells Fargo XXXX, XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX in anticipation of a move out of state. XXXX XXXX, Personal Banker at that branch, went with me into the vault to empty the box and I gave her the key when I was done. She gave me a receipt. I moved XXXX the next month and continued my other accts. with Wells Fargo. On or about XX/XX/XXXX I received a call from Wells Fargo saying that I owed for another year ‘s rent on the safety deposit box. I told them I closed it and gave them the receipt number. The man I spoke to said ” all was taken care of and not to worry ”. A year later I was moved back XXXX – still having a Wells Fargo account – and when I went into a local branch to change personal information I was told that I now owed for two years safety deposit box fees ( XX/XX/XXXX and XX/XX/XXXX ) – I told him that box was emptied and closed and he said I would have to take care of that at the original branch. So I drove over 30 miles to the XXXX location and explained the situation with them. I no longer had the receipt. They said there was nothing I could do. They continue to hold the box in my name and charge me yearly fees for an empty box that I closed. The only document I have is the business card of the woman who closed the account for me. I do not wish to collect monetary damages for my out-of-pocket expenses/duress in dealing with this. I just want them to close the safety deposit box account and remove any debt associated with that from my name. They are a rich bank who made a mistake and lost the key and they are trying to make me – who lives on limited income – pay for their mistake. Please assist me with this problem. I did not know where to turn until I saw your name in a news article.

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