Can I borrow $81 Billion to fill up my car?

MoneyImagine getting a call from your bank saying you are maxed out on your debit card. Nothing surprising there, these days. But how about $81 BILLION overdrawn?

That happened yesterday to a man in Richland, Washington after he filled up his tank at a gas station. He was charged $81,400,836,908. The best part? He actually had to argue with the customer service rep on the phone for 10-15 minutes to convince him that indeed, he only filled up his tank with $26 of gas.

The man estimated that he would have paid $550 Million per gallon. Gas prices being what they were last summer, some days it felt that way :)

Read the original story in the Tri-City Herald.

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