1. "Oops-Bank hands woman $48.7 million check" <http://www.odili.net/news/source/2003/aug/8/65.html> "A Florida woman thought she was getting a certified check for $85 but her bank mistakenly made it out for more than $48.7 million" 2. "Bank error only buys trouble" <http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-15/1086880613103820.xml> "As a result of keystroke blunder at a Grand Rapids bank, Harris was accidentally credited with an extra $60,000 when he deposited $487.04" "Harris is on trial in federal court in Kalamazoo. Prosecutors accuse him of taking advantage of the mistake, burning through $51,000 in one day" 3. "Couple spent £24,550 in six days" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/3901593.stm> "A council will fight to retrieve £24,550 it accidentally deposited into a couple's bank account" 4. "Job centre pays out millions to unemployed woman" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_924386.html> "The office mistakenly transferred £246 million instead of £24 into her bank account" 5. "Woman says taxman won't stop giving her money" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_811103.html> "The Inland Revenue wants to pay a woman over £5,000 in Family Tax Credit back-pay, even though she doesn't have children" 6. "Cash machine gives out free cash" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_934577.html> "Hundreds of shoppers cashed in when a hole-in-the-wall gave out £20 notes instead of tenners" 7. "Casino tries to fix $1.4 million mistake [free registration]" <http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/7267642.htm?1c> "The Sands has sued the Palo Alto man for keeping more than $1.4 million the casino says it wired to him by mistake" 8. "Melbourne Cup punter wins $2.6m in trifecta error" <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/13/1068329665392.html> "A punter collected $2.6 million after a TAB operator incorrectly entered his trifecta bet on the Melbourne Cup"
Monday, July 19, 2004
Posted by Bruno at 8:07am