Congrats, you're a millionaire! April Fools! That'll be $819.99
April 5, 2009 9:56 AM Subscribe
Who are the Fools here?
posted by waraw (41 comments total)
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"Many customers of Zecco Trading logged into their brokerage account yesterday to be greeted with a slightly higher buying power than before… on the order of 6 to 13 million dollars!
" So what'd these customers do? They bought stocks. Oops. SEC may be getting involved.The Consumerist:
"When Zecco realized what was happening, they responded by panic-selling the purchased stocks at a loss and charging the balance to customers, along with a $19.99 broker-assisted trading fee. One poor schmo bought $1 million worth of shares that were later sold for less than the purchase price."