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Burger King's Whopper deal leads to $1,000 charge

By
Ben Hooper

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles man said a problem with Burger King's penny Whopper deal led to his being charged more than $1,000.

Boyce Harvey said he attempted to take advantage of the deal, which allows customers using the Burger King app to order a Whopper for only 1 cent if the order is placed from within 600 feet of at McDonald's, but the manager at Burger King told him the order wasn't showing up in the system.

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Harvey said he ended up making another purchase, but when he left he discovered he had been charged $1,093.91.

He said his account did not have enough funds, leading to a huge overdraft.

Burger King said officials are working with Harvey to figure out what happened and correct the error.

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