Remember last summer when we thought $4 a
gallon for fuel was bad? Well, one man in Spokane, Washington recently
found out he paid $550 million per gallon when his bank alerted him to
an $81 billion dollar charge on his account.
Juan Zamora thought he was putting $90 worth
of gas into his car, until his bank alerted him of an $81 billion
dollar charge. Yes, that’s billion, and yes, the bank tried to put it
through. Zamora tried calling his bank, the gas station, even his card
provider to get the charges reversed.
After a few sweat-inducing days with -$81
billion in his account, they finally traced the charge back to a
computer error. The gas station indaverently used the station’s
merchant ID as the amount.
Word to the wise: you can set spending limits with a fleet fuel card so you have 81 billion less things to worry about.
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