Bank of America glitch problems today: At least 1 says account wiped clean as customers report missing money, Zelle transfers

Bank of America glitch problems today: At least 1 says account wiped clean as customers report missing money, Zelle transfers

CHICAGO — Some Bank of America customers mentioned cash is missing from their accounts, together with funds from Zelle deposits and transactions.

A Bank of America spokesman instructed ABC7 San Francisco that the issue has been resolved and the deposits and transfers are beginning to seem in customers’ accounts.

Wednesday morning, many customers took to social media to specific frustration and attempt to discover solutions.

“What is happening over there, accounts are overdrawn???!!!!!” mentioned one Twitter user.

“Where is my cash!!! Account detrimental!!!!” said another.

DownDetector, a web site that displays the statuses of web sites, mentioned that “person studies point out problems at Bank of America,” with the primary user-submitted studies coming in at 1:42 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Sixty-six % of studies indicated there was a difficulty with “funds switch.”

BofA customers on social media additionally report that when attempting to put a name to customer support, they obtain a message that their name can’t be accomplished as a result of “extenuating circumstances.” At one department location in Houston, a line of greater than a dozen customers waited for assist, with a number of of them saying cash was missing from their accounts. They’re telling ABC13 Houston that they have been instructed to name customer support, however they cannot get by means of to representatives on the cellphone, in order that they confirmed up in particular person.

“Has the whole cellphone customer support workforce been fired? I’ve been attempting to achieve anybody by means of the helpline for 20 minutes with no luck, even the fraud line is down,” tweeted one customer.

Bank of America put a warning on its app, saying: “Please word: Zelle transactions made between January 14 and January 17 could also be delayed in occurring and posting to accounts as requested. Transfers shall be accomplished and can seem in your account exercise and balances as quickly as potential. We apologize for any delays or inconvenience.”

The official BofA assist Twitter account, “@BofA_Help,” responded to a customer complaint with: “We apologize for a delay that has affected some transactions. Transfers are being accomplished and shall be posted in your account exercise and balances as quickly as potential. Please don’t provoke a reproduction transaction.”

Because some are missing cash that was despatched by means of the in-app Zelle community, customers additionally tweeted on the Zelle assist account. According to the “@ZelleSupportaccount: “The Zelle app and community are up and working. As one of our companion banks, Bank of America is in full management of the Zelle function of their app. We should not have entry to the profiles, funds, or information of these related to them.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D – Massachusetts) referred to as on each Bank of America and Zelle to help their customers, tweeting: “.@BankofAmerica and @Zelle are apparently failing customers once more, with cash by some means disappearing from accounts. This needs to be mounted instantly and customers needs to be compensated. I’ve referred to as out severe fraud points on Zelle and that is their newest failure.”

Bank of America at present has approximately 67 million consumer and small business customers within the United States. Zelle’s customers was projected to hit 61.1 million in 2022, in line with (*1*). Zelle, a peer-to-peer fee community, is owned by Early Warning Services, LLC, which is itself owned by Bank of America, Capital One, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, Truist, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

Both Bank of America and Zelle have experienced a surge in fraud, with scammers tricking customers into sending them cash by way of Zelle underneath the guise of “defending” their funds at Bank of America.

This is a growing story. Check again for updates.

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