Google Pay users noticed that the company sent cash amounts of up to $1,000 to their accounts for free.
It began on Tuesday, when Google Pay users took to social media asking why they had received the payments.
And (Mishal Rahman), a technical journalist, posted a tweet on Twitter, in which he said: “Ah, it seems that (Google Pay) is giving users free money at random right now.” He attached a screenshot of the amounts he received to the tweet.
In a series of posts, confused Reddit users also posted posts comparing the sums they received, or wondering how they could make the most of it.
“Now I’ve earned almost $100 in 6 different cashback rewards for testing the Google Money Transfer experience,” one user wrote.
According to Ars Technica, Google Pay messed up the rewards program, which is much like any other rewards program, where you can earn a discount or a dollar or two for using the service regularly.
But what distinguishes this case is that these monetary rewards were supposed to be distributed to company employees in exchange for what is called a “trial use” experience in which developers use their own product, such as an application, for a period of time with the aim of testing, before it is released.
For some reason, these compensation payments were sent to a group of random Google Pay users. As for the company, it blamed what happened on an “error” in an e-mail it sent days later to surprised (Google Bay) users.
The company said, “You received this email because an unintended cash balance has been deposited in your (Google Pay) account.” “The problem has since been resolved, and where possible, the balance has been cancelled,” she added.
It is assumed that the balances were canceled for anyone who left the money in their (Google Bay) accounts, and those who rushed to withdraw the balances won the amounts and the company was unable to cancel them.