Imagine if you were checking your bank balance one day and it was way bigger than it usually was. Way bigger. We’re talking like £1.25 million bigger.
That’s exactly what happened to the guy you can see above named Kieran McKeefer, who logged onto his internet banking account to discover the humongous sum of money staring him in the face. Instead of being a total sickhead and buying a private jet and partying on it like Dan Bilzerian or something similar, Kieran resisted the temptation to spend the money and contacted his bank to ask them what was up. Seriously?!
Natwest informed him that the money had been accidentally deposited in his account by an investment banking firm. They couldn’t remove the money themselves and so it sat there for a while until the bank figured out how to do it. Amazingly, Kieran didn’t spend any of it whilst this was getting sorted out and when it was taken out of his account he was left with £210 in interest. Not bad, but it’s not exactly 1.25 million is it?
Here’s what Kieran had to say about the experience:
I thought “oh god, what has happened” — I was a bit shocked more than anything else.
I called the bank and they said they would look into it.
I was kind of tempted [to spend the money] but I had read stories about people spending money mistakenly placed in their accounts and getting in trouble.
I spoke to my partner and she said to just leave it there and don’t touch it.
I was buying a new car the next day and I could have paid for it in cash — and bought quite a few more — with the money in my account.
Yeah you probably should have done that to be honest mate – it’s not every day that a million pounds shows up in your bank account. Live a little dude.