Millionaire accidentally? Man receives R$ 1.2 million from Google by mistake
- September 22, 2022
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A security engineer said the amount was credited to his account without any explanation.
A security engineer reported on his Twitter profile that mistakenly received $250,000 (about BRL 1.2 million in direct conversion) from Google. Sam Curry said the amount was credited to his accounts without any explanation.
“It has been just over three weeks since the Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven’t heard anything about the support ticket. Is there any way we can contact @Google?” asked Curry.
An employee at cryptocurrency firm Yuga Labs, Curry joked that if the tech giant didn’t want the money back, he would have no problem. “(It’s ok if you don’t want it back…)” he wrote.
Because he worked bug bounty for tech companies, the engineer suspected that the money in his account was related to that job. However, he concluded that the millionaire value had nothing to do with any reward. In an interview with US public radio NPR, Curry revealed that he didn’t spend the money expecting Google to try to recoup the value.
Questioned by NPR, Google, through a spokesperson, confirmed that the payment was made in error. “Our team recently made a payment to the wrong party as a result of human error. We appreciate that it was communicated to us quickly by the affected partner and we are working to correct it,” the spokesperson said.