Newly minted BancorpSouth trillionaires only temporary
Some BancorpSouth customers today found their accounts had grown. A lot.
Online customers of the Tupelo-based bank found some extra zeros has been added to their accounts, creating several triillionaires along the way.
That’s 12 zeros, by the way, as in $1,000,000,000,000.
Put in perspective, the national debt is about $15 trillion, so a few donations could have taken care of that really fast.
Said BancorpSouth Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications:
BancorpSouth online banking customers’ deposit account balances reflected overstated balance totals for a short period of time this morning before being corrected. This was a system display issue and did not reflect the actual account balance available to those customers.”
Kinda funny that BancorpSouth’s website has “New Online Banking Experience Coming Soon!”
It sure was!
And the situation begs the question: How many people tried to take out or spend a WHOLE LOT of money while their balances were bursting?