A Florida man was surprised to find his bank account received a huge boost. As he went to withdraw funds, Otelo Vizcaino found that his modest funds surged to a penny short of $1 billion dollars. Although he may have been tempted to withdraw the money and go into hiding, he reported the error to his bank.
Turns out, a hacker put in the extra cash with hopes of withdrawing it. No luck for them, the account was quickly frozen and this fraud is now under investigation. Vizcaino received a small check to keep him afloat until they find the culprit, but he probably would have been happier with a $1 million dollar reward.
Vizcaino works at Ripley’s Believe it or Not and is now asking that his experience gets added to the record books. Many of us would be thrilled to see all those digits in our account, so hats off to him for being honest!
What would you do if you found $1 billion dollars in your account?