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(FOX6Now)   Substitute teacher discovers student loan debt suddenly at $3.9 million, wonders where he got a second bachelor's degree. Fark: The amount owed was his Social Security number   ( fox6now.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Debt, Heartland ECSI, teacher Robert Theis, Credit, social security number, student loan shocker, Federal Perkins Loan, Loan  
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6628 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Nov 2017 at 3:20 PM (4 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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4 days ago  
21 votes:
The guy with an SSN 000-00-010 is happy though.
4 days ago  
14 votes:
Theis believes this mistake did have a negative impact on his credit score, but since Contact 6 last spoke with him he says his score has been improving.

Of course it has been. He's recently paid off 4,575,462 dollars in debt.
4 days ago  
14 votes:
"That's the same amount I have left on my student loan!"
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4 days ago  
7 votes:
My loan amount

Eight million six hundred and seventy five thousand three hundred and nine dollars
4 days ago  
6 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Lol, subby where did you get the idea that the loan servicing company wouldn't have his SS#?


This. If they *don't* have his SSN, he's probably borrowing from a guy with a fold-up card table on the street corner with a hand-painted sign that says "LOANZ"....
4 days ago  
4 votes:

jfivealive: Happened at 8am this morning


Thank god it didn't occur at 8am this afternoon.
4 days ago  
3 votes:
Big deal. You should see what that guy Avogadro owes.
4 days ago  
3 votes:
That's not only a typo, it's bad database management.  That field shouldn't be allowed to accept a number that big.  I saw something similar at a university.  One girl's bill should have been $40, but due to SSN number entry issues, it showed on her bill that she had a credit of $9,999,960.  (I had to explain to the IT people this is what a data overflow error looks like.)  Oh, and she wanted her money and she wanted it NOW!  Threatened to sue everyone involved unless she got it.  All she got was a revised bill for $40.00.
4 days ago  
2 votes:
Student loan debt feels like that sometimes...

memeguy.com
4 days ago  
2 votes:
Student loan "shocker".

Ring finger feels left out for some reason....
4 days ago  
2 votes:
390-00-0000 is a weird SSN.
4 days ago  
1 vote:

bighairyguy: doglover: bighairyguy: That field shouldn't be allowed to accept a number that big

You don't understand as much as you think you do.

Of course the "amount owed" field has no upper limit. Could be someone eventually owes a BILLION dollars. Could be more. So their software likely has no upper limit on how much you can owe.

Likewise, there's probably some algorithm that adds money automatically to the owed column in random enough small doses most people don't notice. Just to milk it.

We changed the limit to $20,000 so it would propagate and blow up the calculated fields.  Also, if you owed more than that you'd have bigger problems.  Of course this was back in the olden days before college costs went crazy.


Oh my god.

I might have literally killed to only have $20,000 in student loan debt when I graduated.
4 days ago  
1 vote:
He says, "my loan balance just increased over 100000%!".  Bored bureaucratdrone says, "You missed a payment." *yawn*. He says, "Are usurious!?"
4 days ago  
1 vote:

bighairyguy: That's not only a typo, it's bad database management.  That field shouldn't be allowed to accept a number that big.


You sound like you engineered Y2K.  Congrats.
4 days ago  
1 vote:

matcpr: My loan amount

Eight million six hundred and seventy five thousand three hundred and nine dollars


Hi Jenny, been a while.
4 days ago  
1 vote:

billiamaire: I would love to know how in the usa you get away with NOT giving your ssn for anything. Me mum is nigh on to 92, so far it's worked for the old git. I used to try her tactics to absolutely no avail. Cell phone, doctor, prescriptions, ATM, you name it, they have mine. I've never been able to get away with not giving it out.


Your social security number is your maritime law ID code, and it should be tattooed on your body. Corporations are people.

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4 days ago  
1 vote:

bighairyguy: That's not only a typo, it's bad database management.  That field shouldn't be allowed to accept a number that big. ....


Huh?  Which should the DBA use?

bigint-2^63 (-9,223,372,036,854,775,808) to 2^63-1 (9,223,372,036,854,775,807)8 Bytes
int-2^31 (-2,147,483,648) to 2^31-1 (2,147,483,647)4 Bytes
smallint-2^15 (-32,768) to 2^15-1 (32,767)2 Bytes
tinyint0 to 255 1 Byte

Maybe nvarchar(6) to save space?  :P
4 days ago  
1 vote:

jfivealive: Weatherkiss: So, they made a mistake, then subsequently corrected the mistake.

Slow news day, I guess.

Except for that school shooting in northern california where at least 5 are reported dead.  Happened at 8am this morning PST.  Still not on fark.


I shot a squirrel with a BB gun this morning and I'm surprised it wasn't a newsflash on Fark.

/Only two pumps, maybe he'll stop chewing on my house
//If it happens again he'll be coyote chow
4 days ago  
1 vote:
So, they made a mistake, then subsequently corrected the mistake.

Slow news day, I guess.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
4 days ago  
1 vote:
Social security numbers are like Cold War classified secrets. The government has them and the Soviet Union has them. Only the general public does not.

(With our post-Cold War incompetent NSA, the general public has a lot of them too.)
4 days ago  
1 vote:
Lol, subby where did you get the idea that the loan servicing company wouldn't have his SS#?
 
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