Line Extends Around the Block For ATM That Pays Double
If a bank's automatic teller machine was malfunctioning and spitting out extra cash, what would you do? Call the bank and let them know of the error, or just hurry up and get in line? According to the Daily Mail, dozens of Brits chose the latter, queuing up outside a local convenience store when it was discovered that the ATM machine on the curb was paying out twice what people had requested.
Usually £300 (about $600) is the limit a British ATM machine will pay out, but this one was happy to pay out up to £600 all the while only debiting half that against the users' accounts. As word of the generous ATM spread, the line lengthened until the machine, at last completely spent, stopped giving up the goods.
You might think that these users will surely see an extra withdrawal applied to their accounts later to make up for the discrepancy, but there's actually a chance these folks may get off without paying extra, all because the banks may just decide that it's not worth the hassle to track down the offenders.
Here's to corporate efficiency!
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