Woman mistakenly paid money to stranger's number, stranger returns it

Woman mistakenly paid money to stranger's number, stranger returns it

- A South African woman accidentally sent money from her phone linked to the incorrect cellphone number and realised she could not reverse the payment

- MakaBoyz MaZulu BoyzMaame intended on sending cash to her husband but sent it to a stranger instead

- The stranger gladly returned the money and MakaBoyz shared her story to Facebook group, #ImStaying, to praise their honesty and integrity

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Many say that "honesty is the best policy" but in today's world it's sadly a rarity. People generally seem to be shocked when they meet someone who is honest and truthful about things. This was the reaction of Facebook user MakaBoyz MaZulu BoyzMaame.

MakaBoyz was left in a difficult position recently when she accidentally sent money to the wrong number. Her intention was to send money to her husband's number, unfortunately she typed in the wrong digits and the money made it's way somewhere else.

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After calling her bank and realising she could not reverse the payment, MakaBoyz proceeded to phone the number that had received the money. To her surprise, a lovely man answered and sent the money back to her. Read her full post below:

Woman mistakenly paid money to stranger's account
This South African lady accidently sent money to the wrong number and the kind stranger returned it. Source: MakaBoyz MaZulu BoyzMaame #ImStaying / Facebook
Source: Facebook

MakaBoyz had posted this story to Facebook group, #ImStaying recently and received almost 7 000 reactions on the app.

Woman mistakenly paid money to stranger's account
After receiving money from a stranger, a good samaritan returned it to the sender. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the top comments under her post.

Ntuthuko MissHoneypot Tshabalala wrote:

"I remember someone sent me airtime by mistake. Called the number back and only to find it was some old man who had meant to send it to a family member who needed it desperately. I did the right thing and a week later he thanked me my honesty."

Mzukulwana WaMantambo ORadebe NoSkomo commented:

"Yhooo mntase. Certainly the world needs more people like him. He will be blessed yazi and you are 1 lucky girl."

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Greshen Nastasja Davids added:

"Someone once sent me money and I gladly sent it back... Although I needed it so much because I'm unemployed... I just never do unto others that I don't want to be done unto me. This was about two weeks ago"

In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on two honest security guards that returned R4 000 in cash to the rightful owner. A South African lady has shared an inspiring story on Facebook group #ImStaying about two security guards who returned R4 000 in cash to her.

Melanie Giezing withdrew the money with the intent to buy a part for her car. When she arrived at the car part shop she realised she did not have the money she withdrew. Arriving back at the bank after her realisation, a security guard approached her to ask what the problem was.

She explained her situation and he then called another security guard, who had her cash on hand. They planned to check security footage of who withdrew the money if no one had returned to collect it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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