Google Pay glitch gives lucky users up to $1,000. Here's what happened
Mishaal Rahman, a journalist, took to Twitter to share his experience with the Google Pay glitch. He expressed surprise as he noticed that he had received $46 in ‘rewards’ for ‘dogfooding the Google Pay Remittance experience’ when he opened the app.
Google Pay users were in for a rare surprise when a glitch accidentally credited extra money to their accounts. Several internet users reported receiving additional funds, with the transactions ranging from USD 10 to USD 1,000 (approximately ₹80,000 when converted to INR) in the US. It is not every day that you hear about a technical issue that actually results in users receiving extra cash.
Rahman also provided guidance on how to check if other users had received the same "rewards" as him. He advised users to open the Google Pay app, swipe to the "Deals" tab, and look for any "rewards" listed at the top of the screen. He also suspected that the extra funds were an error and joked that the money would just sit in his account for the time being.
Several Reddit users also shared their experiences with the Google Pay glitch. One user reported receiving an incredible USD 1072 credited to their account, while another user mentioned receiving USD 240. The reports of extra credits and rewards had spread quickly among Google Pay users, leading to many checking their accounts in hopes of receiving the same.
Elon Musk even chimed in on the incident, responding to a news report with the word "Noice" on Twitter. However, Google has since reversed all of the erroneous payments where it was possible to do so. Rahman shared an email he received from the company in another tweet, which acknowledged the error and stated that payments were being reversed in some cases.
The email shared by Rahman reads, "You received this email because an unintended cash credit was deposited to your Google Pay account. The issue has since been resolved and where possible, the credit has been reversed." It can be assumed that those who left the money in their Google Pay account had the credited amount removed. However, for those who spent or transferred the money, Google stated, "If we were not able to reverse the credit, the money is yours to keep. No further action is necessary."
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