Google mistakenly sent an engineer almost $250,000
(CNN) — A man mistakenly received a payment of almost $250,000 from Google — even though he hadn’t done any work for the company.
Sam Curry, a staff security engineer at cryptocurrency company Yuga Labs, described the baffling payment on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday.
“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.
Unfortunately for Curry, it seems Google is working to get the money back.
Google told CNN 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,” wrote a Google spokesperson in an email to CNN. “We appreciate that it was quickly communicated to us by the impacted partner, and we are working to correct it.”