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Engineer accidentally receives $250,000 payment from Google

The mistake was flagged by the engineer himself asking if ‘It's OK if you (Google) don't want it back.’

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Washington: Tech giant Google accidentally sent a payment of almost $250,000 to a man, even though he hadn’t done any work for the company.

Sam Curry, a staff security engineer at cryptocurrency company Yuga Labs, flagged about getting a huge sum of money from Google on his Twitter.

“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.

However, Google is now finding ways to get its money back.

Google told CNN news 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,” Google spokesperson said. “We appreciate that it was quickly communicated to us by the impacted partner, and we are working to correct it.”

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