OOPS! PayPal Glitch Makes Someone a Quadrillionaire

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – How would you like to be a quadrillionaire only to have it all taken away? Well, that recently happened to one man in Media, Pennsylvania.  According to a report from USA Today on Thursday, Chris Reynolds logged into his PayPal account to find that he had been credited a staggering $92,233,720,368,547,800. When Reynolds logged back in later, his balance had been returned to just zero. Unfortunately for him, it was just a glitch. “This was obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Reynolds understands this was the case,” commented the company via a report from the BBC. Had the balance been true, Reynolds told the Philadelphia Daily News that he would have used the balance to pay down the national debt and buy the Phillies if he could “get a great price.” PayPal, meanwhile, has apologized and offered to make a donation to an organization of Reynold’s choice.(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – How would you like to be a quadrillionaire only to have it all taken away? Well, that recently happened to one man in Media, Pennsylvania. According to a report from USA Today on Thursday, Chris Reynolds logged into his PayPal account to find that he had been credited a staggering $92,233,720,368,547,800.

When Reynolds logged back in later, his balance had been returned to just zero. Unfortunately for him, it was just a glitch.

“This was obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Reynolds understands this was the case,” commented the company via a report from the BBC.

Had the balance been true, Reynolds told the Philadelphia Daily News that he would have used the balance to pay down the national debt and buy the Phillies if he could “get a great price.” PayPal, meanwhile, has apologized and offered to make a donation to an organization of Reynold’s choice.

Advertisement