Posts Tagged: ‘Wells Fargo Scandal’

Wells Fargo Fires 4 Senior Employees for Their Involvement in Fake Account Scandal

February 27, 2017 Posted by kingcade

Four senior employees of Wells Fargo have been fired amid an ongoing investigation into the bank’s illegal sales practices.  Wells Fargo admitted last year that it created as many as 2 million fake accounts between 2011 and 2015.  Shortly after, reports surfaced of the toxic sales environment and employee mistreatment at the bank. Some former employees even said they were subject to retaliation after they tried to stop the sales tactics, according to CNN Money.

Since the scandal broke, Wells Fargo has been under investigation by the Department of Justice, Congressional committees, state attorneys general and prosecutors’ offices. Class action lawsuits have been filed by customers, employees and shareholders against Wells Fargo.  Wells Fargo fired 5,300 workers for creating millions of fake accounts.

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Wells Fargo Sends Statement to Consumers with Important Updates following Scandal

October 24, 2016 Posted by kingcade

Nearly two months after the Wells Fargo scandal was first revealed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the bank has issued statements to customers with important updates about the steps the bank has taken to make amends.

The statement begins by apologizing to consumers stating that, “We are deeply committed to serving you and your financial needs, and in those instances, we did not live up to our commitment. This is inconsistent with our values and with the culture we work hard to maintain. It’s not who we are as a company.”

The statement goes on to say, “Here’s what we are already doing:”

  • Putting your interests first. We have eliminated product sales goals for our retail banking team and members who serve customers in our bank branches and call centers.
  • Proactively communicating with you. We now send a confirmation after you open a new consumer or small business checking, savings, or credit card account so you know what is happening and can tell us if anything we have confirmed is different than what you expected.
  • Full transparency. You can always see your active accounts any time when enrolled in Wells Fargo Online.
  • Fixing what went wrong. We have provided full refunds to customers we have already identified and we are broadening our scope of work to find customers we may have missed. If we have any doubt about whether one of your accounts was authorized, and any fees were incurred on that account, we will contact you and refund fees.

The statement issued by the bank is the result of a CFPB investigation which resulted in the Bureau fining the bank $185 million for unethical business practices. The CFPB found the bank had opened approximately two million unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts.

Click here to read a timeline of events of the Wells Fargo Scandal.

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