DailyDirt: Bank Error In Your Favor....

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You might think that with all the supercomputer capabilities available that banks wouldn't make somewhat simple errors with huge dollar amounts. You would be wrong. Human errors can be greatly magnified by automated systems, and these errors seem to happen almost regularly. What would you do if you found more than a few extra bucks in your bank account? Here are just a few recent examples of some pretty big monetary mistakes. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: accidents, atm, banks, error, mistakes, money, quadrillionaire
Companies: bank of america, paypal


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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), 29 Jul 2013 @ 8:05pm

    Re: One fairly innocent dolt, two thieves.

    You're right on the criminal thing, you're wrong on the money thing. Money gets it's value from faith, not from labor. People have to have faith that this piece of paper will get them goods before they will accept it as payment for labor.

    If money gained it's value by the labor put into earning it, then inflation wouldn't be a thing. And if we're looking at it that way, only changing that one variable, the world economy would be long dead.

    I've never read Ayn Rand, but the more I hear about her writings, the less I want to read them. She sounds like a nutter.

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