$23 Quadrillion Charged at a Gas Station, Plus Overdraft Fees

By: Staff
By: Staff

It's not clear whether other people are having these problems. The number is bigger than any bailout. $23 quadrillion dollars. It's clearly a mistake because it says he spent this money at a Mobil station - you could probably by the company for that amount. But - the man is relieved, he won't have to pay it back.

Josh Muszynski downsized to a New Hampshire apartment to save for a house. But when he checked his bank statement earlier this week, it appeared Josh's dream to own a home - would never happen.

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

Josh logged onto Bank Of America's website thinking he had a couple hundred bucks tucked away. But the number that appeared on the screen rivaled the national debt.

"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."

Earlier in the day Josh swiped his card at a Manchester Mobil to buy cigarettes for a few bucks. Hours later, he rushed back to the store -- it appears no one knew what to tell him

"The cashier says she couldn't help me at all, she didn't know anything about it."

He called the bank about the string of numbers on the screen. And the $15 dollar overdraft fee, they tacked on to his mysterious debt. Two hours on the phone - he says 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."

Josh wondered whether to call a debt relief company - or how he'd pay it all off. But nearly 24 hours after the hole formed in his bank account, he checked his statement again.

"It was back to normal, they reversed the negative balance fee which was nice."

Josh may never know what went wrong. He also wonders what he would've done, if he actually had money like that - to spend.

So what would you do with $23 quadrillion dollars? Josh said he'd give it all away - and also maybe bail out General Motors - a few more times.


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