Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Russian woman who used her credit card to pay for coffee and a cake at a cafe near Zurich, in Switzerland, accidentally typed in her PIN code as the tip and ended up paying 7709.70 Swiss francs (Approx. Shs29 million) for a 23.70 francs (Approx. Shs90,000) bill.
The coffee and a cake she and her son had is now one of the most expensive snacks in human history.
She only realised her mistake at the end of the month, after receiving her credit card bill and tried to get her credit card company and the police to help her retrieve the money she had paid by mistake, but they told her that there was nothing they could do, because this didn’t qualify as a case of fraud.
When she contacted the owner of the cafe directly, he filed for bankruptcy and closed the place down.