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”.
https://t.co/3k6YPYhTRj My fifteen minutes of insane wealth! Sorry followers can’t share 😔— Blaise Aguirre (@blaisemd) August 21, 2020
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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