Most of us pay our bills online these days, especially during the pandemic, where we want to limit trips to the post office.
It’s quick and convenient, but also very easy to make a costly mistake, as one woman learned.
Leslie Hoctor made a little error the other day, while online banking at her home in Cincinnati’s Mt. Washington neighborhood. Only problem: it turned out not to be a little error.
“I was paying bills on my banking website and I made a pretty big ‘fat finger’ mistake,” she said.
Like most of us with online banking, Hoctor’s bank website lists all the companies she pays every month, from her cell phone to her satellite dish provider, to her gas and electric company, Duke Energy.
It works perfectly, until you accidentally pay the wrong one.
“I was just trying to pay the mortgage and I hit the wrong vendor from