Google “randomly” sent an internet blogger 1 / 4 of one million dollars in August in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
Sam Curry, who also works as a security engineer at Yuga Labs, revealed that the tech giant took greater than three weeks to reply to his query in regards to the funds.
Mr Curry said he had previously taken part in bug bounty programs, which pay hackers to seek out vulnerabilities in software, but that there was no link to this work and the money deposit.
“It’s been a bit of over three weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven’t heard anything on the support ticket,” Mr Curry tweeted, along with a screengrab of the payment.
“Is there any way we could get in contact @Google? (It’s OK in case you don’t want it back…).”
Mr Curry told The Independent on Monday that after reaching out to Google Support and posting the tweet last week, the corporate reached out to him via email to organise the repayment.
“I went into local Wells Fargo and explained all the pieces then they helped send the accidental a reimbursement,” he said.
A Google spokeperson confirmed to The Independent that the problem had been resolved.
“Our team recently made a payment to the fallacious party as the results of human error,” the spokesperson said. “We appreciate that it was quickly communicated to us by the impacted partner.”
In an identical case reported last week, it was revealed that cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com by chance sent a lady in Australia $10.5 million.
As an alternative of constructing attempts to return the cash, the Melbourne resident as a substitute bought a five-bedroom house before Crypto.com had even realised the error.
The case is now being heard by Victoria’s Supreme Court.