Whoops: Typo Causes You To Overdraft $546,020

Whoops: Typo Causes You To Overdraft $546,020

Reader Thomas was celebrating the birthday of his 1 year old when a letter arrived from his credit union. It was a notice informing him that he had overdrafted his account. By $546,020. Whoops.

Staples Advertises 6400 Gig Hard Drive; Singularity Quickly approaching.

Staples Advertises 6400 Gig Hard Drive; Singularity Quickly approaching.

Or, you know, maybe it’s just a typo. I’d ready your EMP weaponry to be safe.

Sprint: Can You Please Give Us $39,952 Today?

Sprint: Can You Please Give Us $39,952 Today?

Reader Richard says he came home this summer to angry parents “because of our sprint bill with the family share plan was insanely high.” Of course, it turned out to be the same typo we’d written about before, but we really enjoyed the polite but firm manner in which Sprint asked Richard’s parents for $39,952… “today.”

Dreamhost Busy Cleaning Up The Great Billing Apocalypse Of 2008

Dreamhost Busy Cleaning Up The Great Billing Apocalypse Of 2008

Dreamhost is busy cleaning up the mess after accidentally overcharging their customers by $7.5 million dollars due to a typo. The process is not going smoothly and we’ve been receiving a mix of complaints and praise.

GameStop Will Not Accept Defective PS3 Exchange Because Of Serial Number Mistake

GameStop Will Not Accept Defective PS3 Exchange Because Of Serial Number Mistake

Reader Ben’s receipt doesn’t match the serial number on his defective PS3, so GameStop and Sony are refusing to repair or exchange it.

Comcast Wants You To Send Your Bill To A Mythical Greek Woman Nursed By A Bear

Comcast Wants You To Send Your Bill To A Mythical Greek Woman Nursed By A Bear

Comcast is asking you to send your bills to a character in Greek mythology (Not that the Consumerist never has a typo, but we digress…)

Typosquatters: Google, Yahoo, Hucksters Profit From Your Butter Fingers

Typosquatters: Google, Yahoo, Hucksters Profit From Your Butter Fingers

Don’t you hate it when you try to go to BestBuy.com and accidentally replace the first vowel with a w? Or put a hyphen between best and buy? And you end up at one of those squatter advertisement sites, designed specifically to garner profits from the typos or ignorance of others?