Man charged $23 quadrillion plus a $15 overdraft fee for a pack of smokes

MANCHESTER, N.H. — When Josh Muszynski checked his bank account online, he didn’t expect to find a $23 quadrillion debit.

“If it were to be true that someone actually compromised that money and got that money, they could do some severe damage with that amount of money,” he said.

Muszynski expected to see a couple hundred dollars in his account, but a 17-digit number that rivals even the national debt confronted him instead, WAPT’s sister station, WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., reported. The mistake alarmed Muszynski, who has downsized to an apartment in efforts to save money to buy a house.

“I thought my card had been compromised. I thought somebody had bought Europe with my credit card,” Muszynski said. “It was very concerning.”