Users of Google Pay got a rare surprise when a bug added extra money to their accounts by mistake.
Several people who use the internet said they got more money. The amounts ranged from USD 10 to USD 1,000, which is about 80,000 when converted to INR. It’s not often that you hear about a technical problem that ends up giving users extra money.
The excitement of these Google Pay users didn’t last long, though, because the company quickly found the mistake and refunded the money where possible.
But when users had already spent or transferred the extra money, Google said that the money belonged to the users and that they didn’t have to do anything else.
Uhhh, Google Pay seems to just be randomly giving users free money right now.
I just opened Google Pay and saw that I have $46 in "rewards" that I got "for dogfooding the Google Pay Remittance experience."
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 5, 2023
A journalist named Mishaal Rahman went on Twitter to talk about his experience with the Google Pay glitch.
When he opened the app, he was surprised to see that he had been “rewarded” $46 for “dogfooding the Google Pay Remittance experience.” He also said that it seemed like Google Pay was giving users random amounts of free money.
Rahman also explained how to find out if other users got the same “rewards” as him. He told people to open the Google Pay app, swipe to the “Deals” tab, and check the top of the screen for any “rewards.”
He also thought the extra money was a mistake, and he joked that it would just sit in his bank account for now.
Several Reddit users also talked about how the Google Pay bug affected them. One user said that USD 1072 was added to their account, which is a huge amount. ‘
Another user said that USD 240 was added to their account. Users of Google Pay heard quickly about extra credits and rewards, so many of them checked their accounts to see if they had the same.