Online brokerage Zecco claims it wasn't an April Fool's Day joke, but the timing is suspicious, and most certainly inauspicious: on April 1, customers opened their accounts, looked at their balances, and found they were suddenly millionaires. In a sign of our times, some of them proceeded to purchase stocks with their newfound wealth, and in a panic, Zecco's sold off the new purchases and charged the difference to the customers.
Good times all around. I pity no one in this fiasco. But I enjoy reading the Zecco forum posts as one user after another discovered their good fortune.