TIL that in 1995, a man received a "check" for $95,000 as junk mail. Jokingly, he deposited it into his account. The "check" met all of the legal criteria for a check and was cashed.Read Now Answer Questions
Important GRE Words in this article:
Meaning: to demand, call for, require or take
Meaning: a cord or cable used to steady or guide something
Meaning: soundness or truthfulness
Meaning: loosely connected
Meaning: to take for one’s own use
Meaning: pleasing in appearance
Meaning: to move in wavelike fashion
Meaning: to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration
Meaning: to remove or separate by cutting off
Meaning: to pry
Eight years ago he received a junk mail check for $95,093.35 and deposited it in his bank account.
Patrick stared at the junk check, made out to him for $95,093.35, with an authorized signature.
Since depositing the check, Patrick's money problems have mostly gone away.
It takes about an hour to read the story of the junk mail check.
He told his...