His dog rips 1,100 euros in banknotes, he is reimbursed by the bank

That’s what happens when you let go of your business. This is not a Belgian joke, but a real story that happened to a resident of Liège. RTL information recounts his misadventure, which fortunately ended well. A few days ago, Grégory put in a 2,000-euro envelope in cash. A sum, explaining our colleagues, which must serve as a down payment for the purchase of a car. Until then, nothing abnormal, especially since he places the envelope on a sideboard behind a frame, you never know. He goes to his garage for two hours and is stunned when he returns: the envelope is on the floor, all the tickets that were in it scattered in the four corners of the room.

It’s his dog’s fault. Sally, an 8-month-old golden retriever mic “sniffed” the right shot and took care of the tickets. “I was very surprised to find the envelope and the shredded and scattered notes on the dog’s cushion,” says Grégory. Of the 2,000 euros, more than 1,100 euros went up in smoke. Obviously not angry with his dog (it is true that he could have put the envelope in a drawer), the man first thinks of collecting the tickets. “It was a real puzzle. I spent the evening there. Some were more or less complete and some were more badly damaged,” he says.

Two meetings in Brussels

In any case, he could never have used the tickets afterwards. So no car? Gregory did not disassemble, however, he says RTL information. By contacting his bank, he learns that he can contact the National Bank of Belgium (BNB). Problem: The only counter is in the capital, and if its bank could handle the process, it would have taken much longer. So the man is going to take a day off and go to Brussels hoping to get his money back.

According to RTL information, and the BNB is the only instance that can make an immediate exchange of money, certain conditions must be met: an “unintentional deterioration of the note”, but also the fact that “50% of the note exists”, nu sunt proprietarul l. exchange twice. No coincidence, as he had taped, the BNB had to carry out a “thorough check” of at least ten days. Without a possible transfer, Gregory had to return to Brussels a second time to get his money back. Two expensive but worthwhile round trips given the amount at stake. The National Bank of Belgium has already worked on stronger banknotes to avoid such inconveniences.

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