NH man charged 23 quadrillion dollars for smokes

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, PM | Leave Comment

MANCHESTER, N.H. – A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars. Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).

Muszynski says he spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers and the $15 overdraft fee.

The bank corrected the error the next day.

Bank of America tells WMUR-TV only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank.

Moral of the story
Talk about overdraft. And the interest. And the finance charges. And the late, late, late, late,… fee.

I think the man should have sold his debt to AIG or GM. Or better yet, Exxon/Mobil has probably trillion times the quadrillion under its mattress the way they make money.

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