So since my account was closed for no apparent reason, I raised a complaint which is currently being dealt with and therefore has left me without access to my Monzo account.
I then had a refund of $1086 back to my account, and I sent an email on Thursday at 1PM asking if it would bounce or if this would be fine, and could the support guys forward it on once it lands (they’ve done this previously, and said they would for any other refunds - but I attempted to send £0.01 to my closed account and it bounced, so I got a little worried).
I then chased it on Friday, and again today. I shouldn’t have to ask three times if my $1000+ refund will bounce or go back into my account. I have also sent this to the lady that is dealing with my complaint, as well as email@example.com - it’s a weekend so I don’t expect either to pick it up until Monday but I’m fairly sure support is 24/7.
I’m just wondering if someone can pick this up as if it bounces I’m unsure what to do about this and would like to know in advance rather than waiting 2 weeks to be told it hasn’t hit yet.
I tried last night but it went to the pre-recorded message then hung up automatically, will try again shortly. The social media team (twitter) told me before that the CS team could only answer queries regarding open accounts.
I’ll give it another shot. Pretty annoying experience, I’ve recommended a LOT of family members to Monzo (brother, mother, father, cousins, girlfriend) and a few work friends. It doesn’t bode well with me that I’m potentially being ignored after getting 4 people to go full monzo. Will reflect bad on me if the same happens to them, understand it could be a one off.
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I had money in the account that support sent over to me, so I don’t think it’s a fraud-related account closure. Must be something else, but they won’t share. So not sure what happens if it bounces now.
Was your account actually closed (with a formal email or letter notifying you of this) or are you simply locked out?
In the former case you would indeed need to get in touch with Monzo to figure out how to get that money back, in the latter case the account would technically still be open and the refund would land there, which you will be able to access once the issue is resolved and you can log back in.
I’m lucky to be in a position where I don’t URGENTLY need the money right now, but still $1086 is nothing to ignore. It’s a big amount nonetheless, and I’d hate if anyone else experienced this or the people that I’ve referred to Monzo, as they may not be as fortunate.
Monzo closed it, I received an email to say they had made the decision to close it after raising a dispute, that’s what the complaint is about - I have broken no t/c’s, I just raised a legitimate dispute against a PayPal transaction.
I haven’t heard back from the complaints lady since last Friday (20th) but assumed she may be on holiday with it being school holidays, but I’ve forwarded it to her so hopefully she’ll pick it up when she’s back. Unfortunately, it’s gotten to the point I want to tell my close family/friends about this situation and let them decide whether or not they’ll keep using Monzo.
I really don’t want them to have the same situation, it’ll reflect so bad on me, especially those who use it as their full bank. If they don’t have access to their money, it’ll mess their mortgages etc up. My direct debits all rejected as Monzo closed my account a day before, but I haven’t mentioned anything to them in hopes of it being resolved after the review.
customer support can’t be reached or never get back to them.
they’ve personally recommended many others to Monzo and are now worried if that was the correct call, their reputation is at stake.
usually the situation is urgent, babies not being fed, great aunt Hilda needs that new heart tomorrow’s, etc.
I think they come on this community board somehow hoping Monzo will cave in because Monzo don’t want the bad publicity (all fake of course). Unfortunately for the fraudsters I think 99% folk on here can spot them a mile away (see above formula).
As I have said previously the problem is that if someone (potentially including this person) truly has an issue and comes to this board for help it all gets a bit cry wolf as we all start doubting everyone (I know I do).
I have transferred £000+ to my Monzo and spent £000+ requiring me to clear it first with Monzo and I have never once had any problems.
I’m sure Beth will confirm I’m a valid Monzo user and not a fraudster. I have been using Monzo since beta, I have no problem with Monzo at all, just this ending has been very annoying. I can prove I’ve sent emails with all proof to Kim @ Monzo Complaints outlining everything I’ve used Monzo for. None of it has been fraud, that I could bet you money on.
If my account was closed for fraud, no CO would refund me money that was sent to my account, they’d hold it while it was being investigated, see proof below:
Secondly, why would I forward the emails to Kim/Tom if I was a fraudster… I’d surely just try and get my answer from this forum by provoking bad publicity. If I searched ‘Monzo’ on WhatsApp, I could show you the amount of people I’ve told to join, I’m sure it’s 30+ in total. This has been since pre-paid beta, I still have no idea why my account was closed (hence the complaint).