DailyDirt: Bank Error In Your Favor....
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- Paypal created a temporary quadrillionaire by accidentally crediting $92,233,720,368,547,800 to a very surprised Chris Reynolds. The error was corrected quickly, but Reynolds said that if he had been able to keep the money, he would have paid down the national debt and maybe bought the Phillies. [url]
- Bank of America mistakenly gave Ronald Page unlimited cash withdrawals from its ATMs -- which he used to extract over $1.5 million ($1,543,104!) over a few weeks. This 55yo Detroit resident lost it all gambling, and he's been court-ordered to repay this sizable sum. (Good luck collecting that, BoA...) [url]
- Another accidental millionaire tried to run off with £3.4 million after his bank erroneously transferred that amount to his bank account. Hui "Leo" Gao wired the money to some foreign banks and took his girlfriend on a two year adventure. Eventually, he and his girlfriend were caught, and the bank recovered about £1.5 million. [url]