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Banker Asleep At Keyboard, Transfers Millions[Pic+

If only he transferred some of that money to me.

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Banker Asleep At Keyboard, Transfers Millions[Pic+. If only he transferred some of that money to me.
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:17:46 PM
Funny idea, but I'm not buying it.
You can`t just snooze and type 22222222222222.
There`s confirmations and links and etc etc`s to deal with before a transfer goes through.



The money wasn`t actually transferred - the story says that the bank easily caught the error and stopped it. So the checks you refer to were in place - it just passed the first two links in the chain of checks (entry and first checking).

When I was living in London, quite some while back, the local education authority put an an order through their payroll system to pay a caretaker about £3M for a month. Someone had put his annual salary into a badly designed new payroll system that was expecting an hourly rate of pay. So it paid him something like £16,000 per hour for that month - nobody had programmed it to check. It was caught by the multiple levels of checks before it was transferred, but he did get a payslip for the millions.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 34237 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:59:50 PM

Funny idea, but I'm not buying it.
You can`t just snooze and type 22222222222222.
There`s confirmations and links and etc etc`s to deal with before a transfer goes through.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 13232 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:00:09 PM
Much amusement here

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2948 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:42:05 PM
It would be funnier if by chance the lucky recipient was called Herr Qwerty.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5772 Posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:33:45 PM
Isn't falling asleep on a keyboard the way the "Twilight" books were written?

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