July 3, 2024 at 2:14 am

They Sent Him A Bill For 13 Cents And Demanded He Pay So They Could Close The Account. He Overpaid By 1 Cent So It Would Stay Open.

by Trisha Leigh

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Automation is great until it isn’t, and too many times, it ends up costing companies more than it saves them.

Like in this case, where a man got a bill for literal pennies and then was harrassed to “get the account closed.”

He paid, but with a little middle finger to make sure the account stayed open after all.

Check out the details!

Overpaid a reassessment charge

The federal government here has a dedicated company they use for relocating employees that are being moved for work purposes (police, military, etc).

After I moved last year, everything was paid, done up, and signed off. This was a move worth thousands of dollars…

They definitely want this paid.

Last week I received an email telling me my claims had been reviewed and I owed $0.13.

The only reason I even paid attention to it was that they sent a follow-up email a few days later requesting that I clear up the account.

He paid it, and then some.

So, I followed the steps they so clearly laid out, added them to my online banking vendors, and re-paid the ‘debt’. Sort of.

They will now discover that I overpaid them by a penny.

Absolutely useless these days, but it’s enough to keep the account active, and hopefully irritate the first real person to look at the ledgers.

It’s so petty.

You know Reddit is going to love it.

It’s probably best to head it off at the pass.

Source: Reddit/Petty Revenge

That’s an understatement.

Source: Reddit/Petty Revenge

Simple joys, my friend.

Source: Reddit/Petty Revenge


Source: Reddit/Petty Revenge

Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

Source: Reddit/Petty Revenge

Man, I aspire to this level of petty.

I wonder if there will be an update.

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