What would you do if The ATM gave you too much money?

United States
May 7, 2008 6:34pm CST
Let's say that you asked for 20.00 and you received 2000.And it was after hours. What would you do?I would take the money home and first thing the next morning, I would go into the bank with the money.How about you?
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
7 May 08
Hello sarah!:-) Banks are skilled in draining your money and also in NOT allowing you to drain them, LOL! They will eventually find out who is the beneficiary of the malfunctioning of their ATM, and will do whatever will be in their power to not only take it back but also, maybe, charge you a fine if you are not the one turning it in! But, that's not the reason I would turn it in. I have my principles to live my life. The idea of living on someone else's wealth, hard work, or resources is a disgrace to me. The best enjoyment is in spending from what one earns with one's ow efforts as one can claim it to be theirs. So, even if there wasn't a possibility that I'll be caught, I'll still give it back to bank and will enjoy my $20 with the knowledge that I have full right over it!:-)
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
11 May 08
Thanks for the best response, sarah!:-)
• Romania
6 Nov 08
Personally, it's too bad that this has never happened to me. I think though, that I would take the money home :))
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• India
12 May 08
First let me tell you that i'm not that lucky to get more amount at the ATM than the balance u have in ur account. i only heard stories that some people got less money at an ATM and some people even got fake currencies at some ATM's .if so ever i get extra money at an ATM than i have requested i wud invest it back in my bank account and i'll use it later some other time...
• United States
12 May 08
I know you say you wouldn't trust the cops but I think that would be the first thing I did too. ATMs have cameras so they would be able to tell it wasn't robbery. And I also think most ATMs have a 24 hour phone number to call which I would do before I went to the cops. Then I would call the bank when it reopened to see that they got their money right and that my account had not been messed up.
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@youless (100254)
• Guangzhou, China
8 May 08
There was such a case happened here some time ago. That person was finally put into the jail as he knew this bug and he withdrew money on purpose. In my opinion, I think this punishment is too serious. So I dare not to take away the money. I will return the money to the bank. I love China
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
8 May 08
I would to the same thing. I know somebody that did and was charged with fraud, the courts sided with the bank it was an error and he knew he did not have 2,000 in his account so the bank was right in trying to get their money back.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 May 08
I would also take it back....it's certainly not mine so there is no way I would even attempt to keep it.
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