Problems caused by my funds being low

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To start, I have repeatedly asked Wells Fargo reps to opt me out of overdraft protection ( as I had been repeatedly enrolled into it automatically ). This finally happened last year when I was told that occasionally charges would still go through ( due to ” systemic ” issues ), and if that were to happen, I should come into the branch to get any overdraft charges reversed. This happened once on XXXX, three times on XXXX, and twice on XXXX. I went into the bank to get these overdraft charges reversed and was told something new, that overdraft protection only applies to charges that are made from my debit/credit card and not to charges routed through the bank account like checks. Since the charges were made from my XXXX card, which routes through my bank account, my account was overdrawn. Additionally, after Wells Fargo initially approved the charges ( against what I had been told would happen ), they then cancelled the payment the following day. When I asked why the bank first approved the payment and then cancelled it, I was told by a rep that Wells Fargo ” tries to be helpful ” by ” giving me until the end of the day to cover the cost of the charge. ” When I said that first approving the charge and then cancelling it was not helpful ( I would have no reason to put money into the account if it is not supposed to be overdrawn, and in this case I was not notified that an overdraft charge was approved until the next day ) I was told, ” That is how banks work. ” When I pressed on this issue, and asked why does n’t this bank just not approve charges if there is no money in the account, I was told ” That is just not Wells Fargo ‘s policy. ” It got even worse from here – after Wells Fargo initially approved and then cancelled the payment, XXXX ran the same XXXX transactions, which were again approved, again incurred fees, and again cancelled at the end of the day. This racked up a total of {$350.00} in overdraft fees, only half of which the bank reversed.

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