Just As I Thought

Perils of the ACH

Wow — I guess this couldn’t happen to me, since I still have to show up to work for a paycheck. But scary:

Pat York sez, “A guy gets his pension cheque automatically deposited into his bank account. Then he authorizes automatic withdrawals to pay his condo fees, phone, etc. Then he dies in bed. How long does it take for someone to notice that he’s checked out? Two years. Even Canada Post missed it.” Link

Update: An anonymous reader sez, “In year 2000 they found this old guy in Helsinki who had been dead 6 years! Neighbours didn’t noticed anything. All bills paid automatically.”

[via boingboing]

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