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Bank On It
Banks are the businesses we love to hate. They're the symbol of money, especially the money we don't have. And when they make mistakes, they're rarely in our favor.
Customer moves his million-dollar account after his bank refuses to validate a 50¢ parking ticket.
Crook posing as security guard places 'OUT OF ORDER' sign on bank's night depository and collects depositors' money himself.
Black American Express Card
American Express issues a special black card that allows its holders to buy anything.
A bank issued a credit card to a tree.
Cons write checks in disappearing ink.
Woman without driver's license tries to cash check by offering magazine with nude photos of herself as identification.
Albert Einstein once declared compound interest to be "the most powerful force in the universe."
Customer clears installment loan early by sending last coupon from payment book with first payment.
Enterprising crook scams money by leaving blank deposit slips imprinted with his account number in the bank.
Check and Double Check
Forger steals money by manipulating routing numbers on checks.
The Super Bowl Indicator
The kind of year the stock market will have is predicted by the winner of the Super Bowl.
The Salami Technique
Bank employee embezzles large amount of money by stealing small sums from many different accounts.
Zero Dollars and Zero Sense
Man battles $0.00 charge that won't go away.
Take That to the Bank
Disgruntled customer writes caustic letter to his bank over a bounced check.
Bank attempts to collect credit card service fees from dead customer.
Someone once wrote a check on the side of a cow.
Paid in Full
A debtor can discharge his obligations by sending his creditor a check made out for a fraction of the amount owed with the words 'Paid in full' written on it.
Entering one's PIN in reverse at any ATM summons the police.
After a bank failure, insured deposits are paid back by the FDIC over a very long period of time.
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