Ernest Thompson Seton, one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America, was presented with an invoice for all the expenses connected with his childhood, by his father, including the fee charged by the doctor who delivered him. He paid the bill, but never spoke to his father again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
In the '70s, North Korea ordered 1,000 Volvos from Sweden. To this day, the cars have not been paid for. Sweden still sends an invoice to Pyongyang, but North Korea has never upheld its end of the agreement. npr.org/sections/parallel…
Charles Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady, listened to a problem generator for two days before marking a spot and telling engineers to replace sixteen windings from a field coil. He itemized the $10,000 invoice thusly: Marking spot - $1; Knowing where to mark - $9,999. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 2001, an LA artist impersonated a Caltrans worker, forged an invoice, used a hidden ladder, and installed his own freeway sign in the presence of another highway crew. Nobody noticed, he was never charged, and the sign remained for over eight years. laweekly.com/2009-12-31/l…
Donal Trump once sent his workers to fence off of a married couples whole house from the outside without their consent and then sent them an invoice for Β£2820. cracked.com/blog/10-stori…
When China carried out executions with a bullet to the back of the head, the family of the condemned would be sent an invoice for the cost of the bullet. timesonline.co.uk/tol/new…
After the Apollo 13 failure, Grumman Aerospace (makers of the lunar module) sent North American Rockwell (makers of the command and service module) an invoice for $312,421.24 for towing the service module. Rockwell replied that they had not received payment for ferrying the previous LMs. sploid.gizmodo.com/the-on…
In 2013 an Australian pool company chose to ignore the actual surname of a married lesbian couple and made their invoice out to "Dykes" starobserver.com.au/news/…
As a joke following Apollo 13's successful splashdown, Grumman Aerospace Corporation pilot Sam Greenberg (who had helped with the strategy for re-routing power from the LM to the crippled CM) issued an invoice for $400,540.05 for "towing" the crippled ship most of the way to the Moon and back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
Following Apollo 13's splashdown, Grumman Aerospace, designer of the Lunar Module, issued a joking $400k invoice to the contractors of the CSM for towing it 400,000 mi., battery charging, and for, "an additional guest in the room." Grumman gave them a 2% discount should they pay in cash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
After the Apollo 13 splashdown, Grumman Aerospace issued a $400,000 invoice for towing charges including "$1 per mile and $4 for the first mile". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
After the aborted Apollo 13 mission had come back to Earth, a pilot at Grumman Aerospace who had helped with the inflight repair strategy issued an invoice for $400,540.05 to the subcontractors of the Command Module for "towing" the crippled ship most of the way to the Moon and back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
After John Law Hume, violinist on the RMS Titanic, was lost in the disaster, his family were sent an invoice for his uniform. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Grumman Aerospace Corp (maker of the Apollo 13 Lunar Module) issued a $400k invoice to the makers of the Command Module for Towing the CM back to Earth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
After Apollo 13 returned safely, a Grumman (maker of the Luner Module) employee sent a $400,050.05 invoice to the makers of the Command Module for "towing" expenses. The makers of the CM declined to pay, citing the free rides given to Grumman LMs during Apollos 10, 11, and 12 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
A joke invoice for Apollo 13 was sent to Aerospace companies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
In 2015, Neil Moore, a prisoner serving time for a $2.7 million fraud conviction, walked out the front gate of a high security prison by forging his own release papers. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Executives at McGraw Hill were curious to find out why their accountant was on television racing a Mclaren F1 GTR, chartering Concorde trips and showing up to work in a Ferrari. Turns out he had been embezzling Β£2.8 million from them the past 5 years since he was recruited! telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Today I learned of Rita Crundwell, who embezzled $53.7 million during her 22 year career as treasure and controller of Dixon, Illinois. She used this money to support her championship Quarter Horse breeding operation. In 2008 alone, she was able to embezzle $5.8 million off of a city budget of $8-9 million. wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_C…
When China would execute an inmate, the family would be invoiced for the cost of the bullet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
After returning from the moon the crew of Apollo 11 had to go through US customs at Honolulu airport after splashdown. Their declaration stated three crew, no passengers and moon rock and moon dust samples as cargo. space.com/7044-moon-apoll…
Salvator Mundi, a painting of Christ holding a crystal orb, by Leonardo Da Vinci, is the current most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. In 2017, it sold for $450.3M. In contrast, in 2005, at pre restoration, it sold for less than $10,000, as sellers believed it was a mere copy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
In 2013, Detroit temporarily stopped issuing death certificates because it ran out of paper. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
New York City spent nearly $1 million on typewriters in 2009, mostly for the NYPD, which still used them to fill out property and evidence vouchers, which were printed on carbon-paper forms nypost.com/2009/07/13/typ…
Charlene & Darlene Corley (Twins) illegitimately earned millions of dollars from the American Military by grossly over-charging them on delivery of small hardware components. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Most states have no cap or rules for how much a car dealership can charge for documentation fees. This charge might be fully negotiable when closing a car deal. realcartips.com/newcars/4…
Last year an IT professional outsourced his own job to China. Took home hundreds of thousands of dollars while sitting at his desk browsing reddit. bbc.com/news/technology-2…
We can all get out of our Sprint contracts on 1/1/10 due to material changes Sprint is making to our contracts...

Sprint has begun including the following notice to customers receiving their latest invoice:

Regulatory Charge/Ts&Cs Changes Effective 1/1/10, the Regulatory Charge will increase to $0.40/line. Visit Sprint Ts&Cs or sprint.com/taxesandfees for details; also effective 1/1/10, the Sprint Terms & Conditions (Ts&Cs) are changing. Please review them carefully at sprint.com or on request.

The updated terms and conditions for 2010 are now available for review, while the taxes and fees table has yet to be updated with the new regulatory charge information. As is the case with material changes, Sprint customers have 30 days from the receipt of the notice in the invoice to cancel service without a termination fee if one does not agree with the changes.

Update: In addition to the above changes, Sprint will also be assessing an additional $4.99 fee on accounts with spending limits on the same day, which is another material change to the agreement.

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In Ecuador, anyone who makes a purchase of US$20 or more must provide his name and ID number to the government latinamericacurrentevents…
If your expedited packages are delivered late, they’re eligible for a shipping refund! packagefox.com/how-shippi…
If your credit card info expires with UPS your account gets a $10.00 Declined Card Fee.

I have a UPS account that I don't use much. I used it back in September. I am set up for Automatic Payments which had a Credit Card on file that was out of date.

I received notice at the time that that card was declined for the shipping charges so I game them my new CC info.

Fast forward to December and I receive an Invoice stating that I had a $10.00 Card Declined fee.

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