Google mistakenly sent an engineer almost $250,000
Sep 18, 2022, 2:31 PM
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(CNN) — A man mistakenly received a payment of almost $250,000 from Google — even though he hadn’t done any work for the company.
“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.
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. Is there any way we could get in touch @Google?
(it's OK if you don't want it back…) pic.twitter.com/t6f7v5erli
— Sam Curry (@samwcyo) September 14, 2022
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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