It would be fun if it weren't sad: a Belgian businessman discovered he had a negative balance of 100 billion euros overnight. The story had a happy ending, but "I had to do everything to get things moving," the man said.
While he wanted to buy a sandwich, his credit card was refused for an insufficient balance. Being sure that he had enough money in his account, this Belgian entrepreneur went to consult his application. What was his surprise in finding a negative balance of 99.999.996.506.16 euros!
The man shared his misadventure on social networks.
"When your card is rejected for the lunch sandwich (…) Don't be the heart," he wrote with humor.
He was convinced he could resolve the issue immediately, but it wasn't.
"A big stress stroke"
The man said he was afraid of ending up with interest to pay, "and with such a sum we are talking about millions of euros!"
"At the beginning he laughs, but it is still a great stress," he said, quoted by the Belgian newspaper La Dernière heure.
He contacted his bank who mentioned "maybe a bug", but he is in no hurry to resolve the situation.
"I had to do everything to get things moving, especially through my lawyer," he said.
In the end, his balance returned to normal.
"A bug, it can happen. I still found myself a few days as a creditor of a bank for a huge sum," he said, adding that at the moment, his company had registered "a fairly normal bank balance (…) Everything goes good that ends well! "
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