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I absolutely despise the Paypal Extras MC automated customer service. It was refusing to transfer me to a representative. I ended up saying something along the lines of "I'm about to close the _______ account! Representative" So then it said that closing my account would also close all authorized users made a noise and then said OK I closed your account for you and hung up on me. :smileysad:  I called back right away and talked to a guy. He put me on hold came back a few minutes later trying to tell me that the account was closed and he couldn't reopen it. I would have to apply again. Up until that point I was really nice, but  I went off on him and demanded to speak with a supervisor. He put me on hold and then came back thirty seconds later to tell me that the account was reopened and everything was the same. I dodged a major bullet here. It's my highest limit and has about $100 of rewards points sitting on it. Just wanted to share so that hopefully nobody else says something in frustration to the automated system. It will take you very seriously. I just can't believe that it wouldn't ask for a confirmation that you want to close the account or transfer you to a person. 


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D-Wall wrote:

I absolutely despise the Paypal Extras MC automated customer service. It was refusing to transfer me to a representative. I ended up saying something along the lines of "I'm about to close the _______ account! Representative" So then it said that closing my account would also close all authorized users made a noise and then said OK I closed your account for you and hung up on me. :smileysad:  I called back right away and talked to a guy. He put me on hold came back a few minutes later trying to tell me that the account was closed and he couldn't reopen it. I would have to apply again. Up until that point I was really nice, but  I went off on him and demanded to speak with a supervisor. He put me on hold and then came back thirty seconds later to tell me that the account was reopened and everything was the same. I dodged a major bullet here. It's my highest limit and has about $100 of rewards points sitting on it. Just wanted to share so that hopefully nobody else says something in frustration to the automated system. It will take you very seriously. I just can't believe that it wouldn't ask for a confirmation that you want to close the account or transfer you to a person. 


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D-Wall wrote:

I absolutely despise the Paypal Extras MC automated customer service. It was refusing to transfer me to a representative. I ended up saying something along the lines of "I'm about to close the _______ account! Representative" So then it said that closing my account would also close all authorized users made a noise and then said OK I closed your account for you and hung up on me. :smileysad:  I called back right away and talked to a guy. He put me on hold came back a few minutes later trying to tell me that the account was closed and he couldn't reopen it. I would have to apply again. Up until that point I was really nice, but  I went off on him and demanded to speak with a supervisor. He put me on hold and then came back thirty seconds later to tell me that the account was reopened and everything was the same. I dodged a major bullet here. It's my highest limit and has about $100 of rewards points sitting on it. Just wanted to share so that hopefully nobody else says something in frustration to the automated system. It will take you very seriously. I just can't believe that it wouldn't ask for a confirmation that you want to close the account or transfer you to a person. 


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Thanks for posting.  I also absolutely hate their automated phone service.  Now I'll add that to the list of things not to say (usually I only say "credit line increase" anyway lol).

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That's got to be the proverbial " mouth writing a check your butt can't cash"!!!! Glad you got it back..guess that system would be great at poker, ready and willing to call a bluff!!!


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I was mad at the GE Amazon automated system a few weeks ago and finally said "agent agent agent!" to which it replied "are you sure you'd like to close your account ?"

 

For God's sakes...no!

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Yea, PP automated system sucks....With them, and others as well, I always just say "OPERATOR", or I press "0".  That usually gets me this response;  "Ok, a representative will be right with you."

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it makes you want to avoid GECRB. they are all the same. usually it takes 5 minutes of pressing 0 to get live "help" .

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See that's the thing. I had to have said representative, agent, csr, pushed 0, etc at least a total of about 30  times cumulatively. It wasn't even doing the typical response of asking what I was calling about to get me to "the right person". I was just frustrated and said it more to myself then anything. I don't know. I'm just glad I was able to get them to reverse it. 


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