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Google mistakenly sent an engineer almost $250,000

Sep 18, 2022, 2:31 PM
Google is working to get its money back from the engineer. (Abaca Press/Sipa/AP Images)...
Google is working to get its money back from the engineer. (Abaca Press/Sipa/AP Images)
(Abaca Press/Sipa/AP Images)

(CNN) — A man mistakenly received a payment of almost $250,000 from Google — even though he hadn’t done any work for the company.

Sam Curry, a staff security engineer at cryptocurrency company Yuga Labs, described the baffling payment on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday.

“It’s been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven’t heard anything on the support ticket,” wrote Curry.

“Is there any way we could get in touch @Google?”

“It’s OK if you don’t want it back,” he added.

Unfortunately for Curry, it seems Google is working to get the money back.

Google told CNN in a statement that the mistaken payment was a result of “human error.”

“Our team recently made a payment to the wrong party as the result of human error,” wrote a Google spokesperson in an email to CNN. “We appreciate that it was quickly communicated to us by the impacted partner, and we are working to correct it.”


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Google mistakenly sent an engineer almost $250,000