FNB accidentally gives clients free money, now they want it back

FNB accidentally gives clients free money, now they want it back

- This week, FNB accidentally credited several clients with extra money

- The extra funds ranged from a few hundred Rand to over R3 000

- The bank says this was due to an error and is being rectified

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First National Bank (FNB) has confirmed that it made a mistake on Tuesday which saw some clients reporting extra money in their bank accounts.

Reportedly, an error resulted in bank balances showing incorrect amounts.

In some cases, clients saw an extra R3 600 in their accounts. But now FNB wants the money back.

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While some people claimed to have received over R3 000 in extra funds, most said that they only received a few hundred Rand extra. 

According to Business Insider, the error was due to delayed debit card transactions. Since the error was identified, FNB says they have been in contact with their clients who received the extra funds.

They say that they are in the process of resolving the issue, Briefly.co.za has gathered. 

However, this may be easier said than done. For example, the bank may find it difficult to extract the money from clients who have already spent it. Unsurprisingly, this led to many people sharing jokes and memes about the money on social media.

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FNB has not revealed how much extra money was accidentally given away in total, nor have they indicated what caused the error.

They have also not disclosed how many people in total received money.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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