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    The high price of cigarettes...

    Man's Debit Card Charged $23 Quadrillion, $15 Overdraft Fee

    Mysterious Bank Debit Leaves Josh Muszynski Bewildered


    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- When Josh Muszynski checked his bank account online, he didn't expect to find a $23 quadrillion debit.

    "If it were to be true that someone actually compromised that money and got that money, they could do some severe damage with that amount of money," he said.

    Muszynski expected to see a couple hundred dollars in his account, but a 17-digit number that rivals even the national debt confronted him instead. The mistake alarmed Muszynski, who has downsized to an apartment in efforts to save money to buy a house.

    "I thought my card had been compromised. I thought somebody had bought Europe with my credit card," Muszynski said. "It was very concerning."

    What Did He Buy?

    Muszynski swiped his debit card at a local Mobil gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes for a few bucks, Instead, his Bank of America account indicated he spent $23,148,855,308,184,500 at the gas station -- an amount for which he probably could have used to buy the entire company.

    Muszynski may never know what went wrong. He also wondered what he would've done if he actually had money like that to spend.

    If he had $23 quadrillion, Muszynski said he would give it all away, and maybe also bail out General Motors a few more times.

    No One Could Answer Mysterious Charge

    Hours later, after checking his account, Muszynski rushed back to the store but it appeared no one knew what to tell him. He wondered whether to call a debt relief company or how he'd pay it all off.

    "The cashier says she couldn't help me at all. She didn't know anything about it," Muszynski said. "It's a lot of money in the negative, something I could never ever afford to pay back -- my children couldn't afford, grandchildren, nothing like that."

    Muszynski called the bank about the string of numbers on the screen and a $15 overdraft fee the bank tacked on to his mysterious debt. After two hours on the phone, Muszynski said, the representative on the line had no idea what to say.

    "She just tried to assure me that everything would be fixed, and I couldn't see something like that being fixed," Muszynski said.

    Nearly 24 hours after the hole formed in his bank account, Muszynski checked his statement again. The bank corrected his statement a day later.

    "It was back to normal. They reversed the negative balance fee, which was nice," Muszynski said.

    WMUR News 9 contacted Bank of America about the statement mishap, but representatives said the card issuer, Visa, could only answer questions. Visa, in turn, recommended that WMUR News 9 contact the bank.


    "Who is to say that I am not an instrument of karma? Indeed, who is to say that I am not the very hand of God himself, dispatched by the Almighty to smite the Philistines and hypocrites, to lay low the dishonest and corrupt, and to bust the jawbone of some jackass that so desperately deserves it?"

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    Stuff happens. It takes a computer to really mess up. Maybe an employee played a prank on their way out the door. Maybe someone in an IT unit played a prank.

    At least they fixed it-- hope they gave him his overdraft fee back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointnClick View Post
    Man's Debit Card Charged $23 Quadrillion, $15 Overdraft Fee

    "It was back to normal. They reversed the negative balance fee, which was nice," Muszynski said.



    He's good.
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    $23 quadrillion for cigarettes? Looks like Obama's tax hikes are in full swing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squawker View Post
    $23 quadrillion for cigarettes? Looks like Obama's tax hikes are in full swing!
    LOL!
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    For a second there it looked like the guy was going to wipe out the National Debt...ha. What's the world coming to, when billions are play money, yikes.

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    Time for him to quit smoking? No, wait -- if the gas station charges that much for smokes, what do they charge for that Nicorette gum? YIKES!
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