The $23 Quadrillion Pack Of Cigarettes

UPDATE: The Real Reason Behind The $23 Quadrillion Errors

Josh Muszynski was one of the many people hit yesterday by a VISA system error that charged them exactly $23,148,855,308,184,500.00. In his case, it was a pack of cigarettes at a gas station. He later spent a couple of hours on the phone with Bank of America unravelling the charge and the $15 fee. I don’t know what’s more absurd, the fact that the transaction was approved or that it took two hours to get the $15 overdraft fee removed. Reports the AP, “Bank of America tells WMUR-TV only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank.”

NH man charged 23 quadrillion dollars for smokes [AP] (Photo: TheGlassPeople)
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