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12 facts tagged with Bank Facts
A man named Dmitry Argakov was sent a letter offering him a credit card but he didn’t like the terms. So he altered the contract to include unlimited credit at 0% interest which the bank accepted but then tried to void his card. He sued the bank for not sticking to terms of the credit contract and won.
Pretty Boy Floyd
A bank robber named "Pretty Boy" Charles Floyd reportedly destroyed mortgage papers on heists, freeing hundreds of people from property debt.
In the mid-90s, Hitachi produced an ATM that sterilized bills by heating them to 200 degrees Celsius, then ironed them before dispensing.
In 2013, a homeless man from Oregon robbed a bank for $1, then casually sat down and waited for police to arrest him so he could receive healthcare in prison.
A man sued Bank of America for erroneously foreclosing on his home and won. When they didn’t pay the fees, he foreclosed their bank.
Jeremy Clarkson once published his bank account number and sort code to prove that the information couldn't be used to steal money. Someone used it to set up a monthly direct debit from his bank account to a charity.
Cash machines are as dirty as public toilets.
A Native American tribe in South Dakota collects bottle caps left by campers, using them as currency. Several banks in the area now recognize the caps as legal tender.