The $800,000 Cab Ride

A Hong Kong businessman took a 13 mile car service ride to New York City that wound up costing him almost $800,000.

The guy paid with his AmEx and the driver who took him from New Jersey where his private jet landed used the card number over the next few months in an extended spending spree. The fraudulent charges, which were sometimes as much as $19,000 in one month, went unnoticed until one of the bank’s fraud specialists noticed the suspicious activity. Because he is just that rich.

This is why you should always check your monthly credit card statements for unknown charges, even if you think you’re fly like a G6.

Cabby ‘swipes’ $800G off AmEx of Hong Kong tycoon facing own legal troubles [New York Post]