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'Insane': Man's $3.4 billion bank account surprise

Anastasia Santoreneos
·1-min read
A man wearing a shirt and tie throws American dollar bills in the air. He is laughing.
Man's $3.5 billion bank account surprise. Source: Getty

A Bank of America customer has woken up to a huge surprise, after he checked his bank account and found a whopping US$2.45 billion (AU$3.4 billion) in it.

The customer, Blaise Aguirre, waited for the bank to contact him after he saw his billion-dollar balance on mobile app, but when they didn’t he reached out to them, and was told the money was never actually there.

“This was a display error and nothing more than that,” Bank of America spokesman Bill Halldin told Bloomberg.

“It’s been corrected.”

Aguirre told Twitter it was his “fifteen minutes of insane wealth”.

It isn’t the first mistake for the bank, however, with a display issue causing other online customers to see account balances of just $0.

It comes just days after Citigroup accidentally sent US$900 million to a group of lenders.

Now, the banking corporation is locked in legal battles with some hedge funds, who have refused to return the extra payments.

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