PayPal makes US man a quadrillionaire

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Blunder

E-commerce giant PayPal has admitted it mistakenly credited a man with USD92 quadrillion (GBP 60 quadrillion). Chris Reynolds, 56, of Pennsylvania, found the amount when he opened his monthly statement.

Unfortunately for Chris, the error was quickly recognised and his account returned to zero by the time he logged back in. 

“This was obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr Reynolds understands this was the case,” PayPal said in a statement to the BBC.

The online money-transfer firm said it would offer to make a donation to a charity of Mr Reynolds’ choice.

The $92,233,720,368,547,800 statement had been “quite a big surprise”, Mr Reynolds¬†told the Philadelphia Daily News, which first reported the story.

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