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Woman receives $284 billion electricity bill


Posted on Wednesday, 27 December, 2017 | Comment icon 8 comments

It remains unclear exactly how the error occurred. Image Credit: Facebook / Mary Horomanski
Pennsylvania resident Mary Horomanski couldn't believe what she was reading when she received the bill.
While it is not unusual to receive an electricity bill that is a few dollars higher than expected, being asked to pay up hundreds of billions for a few months' worth of power is more than a little absurd.

Horomanski, who lives in Erie, received a bill for a ridiculous $284,460,000,000 ( $284 billion ) with an initial payment of $28,176 being due for payment by the end of December.

Fortunately a call to her electricity provider soon revealed that the actual bill due was a mere $284.

"I can't recall ever seeing a bill for billions of dollars," said company spokesman Mark Durbin. "We appreciate the customer's willingness to reach out to us about the mistake."


Source: BBC News | Comments (8)

Tags: Electricity, Bill

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Eldorado on 27 December, 2017, 14:39
Am wondering how many Christmas lights she put up and what size they were that made her think they were maybe to blame. Some folks do go way over the top.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Mr. Argon on 27 December, 2017, 16:24
she was surprised it was so cheap?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Woodwose on 27 December, 2017, 17:15
Give it a decade of so for China and Africa to Realize that together, they don't need the west's raw materials, trade, stock market, gold reserves or the Dollar. Us in the west will be receiving bills like this that were printed deliberately and un-ironically due to to a hyper inflated pre collapse economy, Wheelbarrow of dollar bills for a loaf of bread ring any bells...
Comment icon #4 Posted by Grandpa Greenman on 27 December, 2017, 17:52
Why I don't have the electric bill on auto pay.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Likely Guy on 27 December, 2017, 17:56
Yeah, that would make a slight dent in my bank account too.
Comment icon #6 Posted by skookum on 27 December, 2017, 18:53
Crikey another Scottish Power customer.
Comment icon #7 Posted by LucidElement on 28 December, 2017, 5:19
Hope she has her bitcoins from 2000
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jon the frog on 28 December, 2017, 15:43
It was Trump fault, wanted to pay the Tax break bill with that.


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