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Google mistakenly sent an engineer almost $250,000

Google mistakenly sent an engineer almost $250,000



Google brand logo on the street in New York City, NY, USA on January 12, 2022. Photo by Charles Guerin/Abaca/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images) (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. Google releases details on how it will combat misinformation in advance of midterm elections"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. Read MoreUnfortunately 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."


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