We've all had a headache or two over a mistaken charge on a cell phone or cable bill, but this one takes the cake! 

An Oregon couple was told they owe Verizon Wireless more than $2 million in what appears to be a comedy of errors. 

Ken Slusher and his girlfriend thought they had resolved the issue, but it cropped up again when they tried to put a down payment on a house. 

Slusher said they had the Verizon service and two phones for only a month last year, canceling it and returning the devices over major discrepancies on their bill. 

FOX 12 KPTV reported

Slusher says their first bill should’ve been for about $120. Instead, it was for $698, plus it showed a previous balance of $451.

Slusher says their next statement asked for just $9.

"The number of errors and the comedy of which they happened is astounding to me," he said.

Slusher says they canceled the service in December and returned the phones to a local Verizon store in January.

They thought it was all cleared up until they started getting notices from several collection agencies demanding upward of $2,000.

Slusher could only laugh when he called Verizon about the bill and the automated agent read the balance due: $2,156,593.64!

Verizon says the voicemail was an error and that they've "resolved the issue to his satisfaction.”

Slusher, however, says he is not going to be able to get the mortgage until the collection agencies forgive the claims.


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