According to a report from the New York Post on the 29th, a couple in Louisiana, the United States, became the 25th richest person in the world in less than 4 days because of a sudden increase of US$50 billion in bank accounts.
Data map: Darren James
In an interview with Fox News, the 47-year-old real estate agent Darren James said that when he returned home earlier this month, his shocked wife handed his phone over to show him the bank shown on it. Balance information. When talking about this sudden huge wealth on the 27th, James said, “After clicking on our account information, there are 50 billion U.S. dollars in it. All we were thinking at the time was,’Who will knock on our door?’ Because We don’t know such a rich person.”
He admitted that he had guessed that a “rich uncle” may have left them the money, and if this is true, then the couple will be ranked higher than Nike on the Forbes billionaire list. Co-founder Phil Knight and his family.
The James and Mrs. James’ bank account was over 50 billion US dollars, and the bank subsequently stated that it had resolved the problem.
James said, “It feels great to see so many 0s in my account. I mean, I belong to a comma club, not three commas.” He means that his bank account balance is usually Thousands of calculations, not in units of billions.
According to the report, James and his wife saw an additional $50 billion in their account on June 12, when they immediately called Chase Bank, but the money remained in their account until the bank resolved the problem on the 15th.
James said in an interview, “I’ve been a billionaire for four days. It’s a cool feeling, even if you can’t do anything with it. We know that (the money) is not ours. It’s not us. Earned, so we can’t do anything with it. We can’t spend this money, it’s theft.” It is understood that James had previously worked in law enforcement.
James said that he heard that as many as 150 people across the United States encountered similar “mysterious deposits” at the same time, which made them worry about the safety of their accounts. Earlier, a woman in Florida stated that when she wanted to withdraw $20 from an automated teller machine (ATM), she was surprised to find that her account balance was nearly $1 billion, and then she tried to find someone to help her with the money. Go back.
Chase Bank stated that the problem of the James couple’s account balance has been resolved. A spokesperson for the bank said in a statement, “More than a week ago, we encountered a technical failure that affected a limited number of accounts. This issue has been resolved and these accounts now show accurate balances.”
But James pointed out that the bank hadn’t told him how the error happened, and he wanted to know if his wife’s account was stolen. He added, “I want to know why this happens, which reminds you of the security of your account.
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