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Woman gets 363 million Euro social security money

  1. Apr 17, 2004 #1

    Monique

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    I my newspaper the other day :biggrin:.. a 39 year old woman had to rub her eyes when she looked at her account balance: an amount of 363 million Euros had been transferred to her account, underneath it said 'corrective transfer action', the money is being returned to her. Turned out that a cityworker had made a mistake when doing a social security transaction and instead of transferring 45 Euros to the bankaccount, the bankaccount number itself got transferred :eek:

    363 million Euros..
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2004 #2
    I say: Grab it and straight to the Bahamas! :biggrin:
     
  4. Apr 17, 2004 #3

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    Geeze, even I would have sent a nice thank you note, taken the money (assuming, naturally, that the government does not make mistakes) and taken off to some tropical island, after getting a new identity, of course. :tongue:
     
  5. Apr 17, 2004 #4

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  6. Apr 17, 2004 #5
    Dutch is not my strength (but it looks funny for a german-talker :smile: )

    Tja, where there are people working there are made mistakes. I've seen something similar in an association I'm a member of: one day the bank made a crediting of about 400'000 Swiss francs (maybe 300'000 Euro) onto the association account:smile: ...But they detected the mistake right the next day :frown:
     
  7. Apr 17, 2004 #6

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  8. Apr 17, 2004 #7
    Yes, thanks for the article :biggrin: Who knew speaking Dutch would have a use on an international physics forum one day?

    With that kind of money...I would start thinking which country I wanted to take over :cool:
    I believe it is possible to rent Lichtenstein for a few days. I wonder how much it would cost to buy it.
     
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