February 2016 Complaints Against USAA

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Complaint Details:

Date of Complaint: February 1, 2016


State: NV

Product: Bank account or service
Sub-Product: Other bank product/service

Issue: Making/receiving payments, sending money

Full Complaint:
On or about XXXX XXXX, 2014, my primary checking account with another banking institution was compromised. My checking account with XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX was the primary linked account used to submit payments to USAA Credit Card services. I was then issued a new checking account number for security reasons. On or about XXXX XXXX, 2014, I updated USAA.com with the new checking account number while paying my current USAA credit card bill. At that time I was unaware that USAA.com failed to update my linked checking account number to the newly issued account number. The following month I attempted to make a payment in the amount of {00.00}. I was under the impression that this payment, like the last, was without issue. Each time that I had submitted the payment via XXXX, it was my understanding that the payment had processed. I was unaware of the error until logging onto USAA.com on third month to pay my USAA credit card bill and seeing a balance that did not match my personal recordkeeping. It was at that point that I realized that USAA.com failed to save my new checking account number issued to me by XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX, and as a result, failed to process the previous XXXX payment attempts.
I contacted USAA to discuss this issue and I had made my way to a senior account manager. This individual and I reviewed all of the relevant facts, including the associated credit card statements, which clearly showed the payment attempts that I had made during each month in question. This USAA representative was more than helpful at the time and I was told that this error would be ” quite easy ” to have resolved. I followed the instructions given to me by that account representative exactly. I mailed in the ” USAA Credit Dispute Form ” along with all of the documentation the USAA representative had identified was required.
To my surprise, the response to my dispute was not the expected details of dispute resolution, but rather, I received a general letter stating that USAA had done an investigation and found that it is reporting events accurately. I take issue with USAA responding to the formal dispute with a general letter that failed to provide any reference to my particular issue, and furthermore, I find it appalling that my conversation with a senior account representative would be in direct contradiction to the final determination.
I challenge USAA to conduct a proper review of my dispute. I am positive that if a proper review is conducted, and all relevant information is taken into account, USAA will recognize my dispute as valid and move quickly to clear it ‘s adverse credit reporting. I would like to remind USAA personnel addressing this complaint that all relevant information was previously submitted with the original dispute, and can also be found in the Online Banking records. I am hopeful that this complaint will convince USAA to do the right thing and conduct a proper review of my dispute, thereby avoiding the need for further escalation.

Company response:

Response Type: Closed with explanation

Public Response:
Company believes it acted appropriately as authorized by contract or law

FairShake accessed this complaint from the public archives of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). You can file your own complaint with the CFPB here.