Google Mistakenly Transfers $249,999 to a Blogger

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Google mistakenly sent $249,999 payment to a blogger and security engineer, Sam Curry.

Curry who revealed this in a tweet on Wednesday, said he waited about 3 weeks to hear back from the tech giant.

He tweeted:"It's OK if you don't want it back,"  adding that he was given a support ticket when he contacted Google.

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The blogger said he kept the money waiting for when the company would definitely request for it back. Speaking to NPR News, Curry further stated that he contemplating transferring the money to a separate account to avoid paying tax on the money.

The security engineer, whose job is to idenfy  vulnerabilities in companies' software, told NPR news that he carries out "bug bounty hunting" work for Google and other companies.

However, he could not explain any connection between his work for Google and the transfer. He said still had the money as of Thursday. 

Reacting to the development, Google said the transfer was made to the “wrong party as a result of human error,” and are working to get the money back.

"Our team recently made a payment to the wrong party as the result of human error," a Google spokesperson told NPR in a statement. "We appreciate that it was quickly communicated to us by the impacted partner, and we are working to correct it."

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