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Man fools bank by writing his own fine print

A MAN who decided to get his own back on a bank which sent him an unsolicited credit card in an ingenious way has had his first win in court.

Dmitry Agarkov decided to write his own small print in a credit card contract and has had his changes upheld in court. He's now suing Russia's leading online bank for more than 24 million roubles ($A800,000) in compensation, RT.com reports.

Disappointed by the terms of the unsolicited offer for a credit card from Tinkoff Credit Systems in 2008, Mr Agarkov, 42, from the city of Voronezh, decided to hand write his own credit terms.

The trick was that Agarkov simply scanned the bank's document and "amended" the small print with his own terms, scribbled in his own handwriting.

He opted for a 0 per cent interest rate and no fees, adding that the customer "is not obliged to pay any fees and charges imposed by bank tariffs."

Read more at News.com.au

Topics:  banks contracts credit card law


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