Google mistakenly sent an engineer nearly $250,000


A man mistakenly received nearly $250,000 in payments from Google — even though he didn’t do any work for the company.

Sam Curry, security engineer at cryptocurrency firm Yuga Labs, describes puzzling payments on his verified Twitter account Tuesday.

“It’s been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven’t heard anything about a support ticket,” Curry wrote.

“Is there any way we can reach @Google?”

“It’s okay if you don’t want it back,” he added.

Unfortunately for Curry, Google appears to be struggling to recoup the money.

Google told CNN in a statement that the erroneous payments were the result of “human error.”

“Due to human error, our team recently paid the wrong party,” a Google spokesperson wrote in an email to CNN. “We thank the affected partners for communicating with us quickly and we are working to rectify it.”

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