If You use Wachovia, Watch Out!
Over the weekend I ran into a problem trying to perform transactions with my Wachovia checking account. I discovered that an online payment made through a credit card company web site from my Wachovia checking account was returned.
After 3 calls to my credit card's customer service I only had a little more insight into the problem. All they could tell me was that they submitted the transfer to my bank, but Wachovia apparently took the money back and the credit card company couldn't tell me why. I looked at my Wachovia checking account and there was no record of the transaction out or back in, so I assumed that the credit card company had just screwed something up.
However, this morning I tried to make another online transfer through a different web site and this site came back and told me that my routing number appeared to be invalid. Apparently Wachovia has stopped some of their routing numbers because these same routing numbers worked for me 2 weeks ago! (Wachovia apparently has several valid routing numbers as a result of mergers and acquisitions)
This is a very frustrating problem for me because I basically do all my banking transactions online. The worst part is I have already been levied a $35 return payment fee by the credit card company, and probably more are on the way since I have several transactions that I have submitted in the last week.
Arghhh!!!!!! Anyone else have this problem?