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When University of Delaware senior, Devon Gluck, visited a campus PNC Bank ATM to withdraw some cash, he noticed the machine was making strange noises.

The students that had been using the machine before him, seemed to have been taking a long time with their transaction.

So, the finance major hesitated before inserting his debit card, and as he waited for a minute, the ATM mistakenly dispensed 18-$100 bills. Gluck said,

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He still haned it in 4 days late.

I found a brand new, unreleased paintball marker (gun) worth $1400 on Sunday at my local woods (was a paintball tournament going on) and I handed it straight back to the manufacturers who were there attending (one of their 'factory' teams took it out as a spare whilst they played a game and forgot about it).

I got a thank you - but alas.. no discount off a new one :p

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I'd be making strange noises too, as I ran off ... :shifty:

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I really don't understand why people think they can get away with things like this when they happen. The bank can and WILL be able to trace who got the extra money, as you just stuck your card in the slot... It's all tracked.
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I used to work in the network operations center at Regions Bank, and one of our responsibilities was monitoring the ATMs. We can see how much money is dispensed out by the machine, and who has used it, so there's pretty much no way that person would've been able to get away with the extra money. He'd be charged for it regardless when it's audited.

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The student who hopes to go into banking and finance said,

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1362534584' post='595560484']
He should have kept it as practice for when he gets into banking.He ain't ever going anywhere being honest in that profession.
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Or a lawyer, or any kind of government work ...

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[quote name='IceBreakerG' timestamp='1362522297' post='595560036']
I used to work in the network operations center at Regions Bank, and one of our responsibilities was monitoring the ATMs. We can see how much money is dispensed out by the machine, and who has used it, so there's pretty much no way that person would've been able to get away with the extra money. He'd be charged for it regardless when it's audited.
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Having worked for a bank, tracing is easy but there are other issues.

In the UK there was a case of people withdrawing money from cash machines and getting double their money.

Why? The company in charge of loading the ATMs had put

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think all the cash machines in the walls (prolly not standalone ones) have cameras in anyway so they can see who got it

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[quote name='psionicinversion' timestamp='1362698384' post='595564996']
think all the cash machines in the walls (prolly not standalone ones) have cameras in anyway so they can see who got it
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And that they have the bank details of all card users. Easy for the Police to request with suspicion of theft/fraud.

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[quote name='FloatingFatMan' timestamp='1362521799' post='595560016']
I really don't understand why people think they can get away with things like this when they happen. The bank can and WILL be able to trace who got the extra money, as you just stuck your card in the slot... It's all tracked.
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If you just got $1800 free (stolen) money out of the machine and you intend on keeping it, you would be stupid to put your card in the machine. The only problem is the cameras. The bank can forward a picture of you to law enforcement and perhaps the local media.

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interesting. The kid got a bailout and he is expected to be honest when the banking industry isn't. let me elaborate.

Here in the US, I and many others have mortgage insurance on (my home/Their homes) so that if I go belly up, the bank or my lender can reap the total cost of the home without any loss. So the whole housing crash was a huge fat bailout for the banks anyway. But the bankswould have us un-initiated not know they made big money.

So the banks never lost any money, they made money.

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[quote name='ChrisJ1968' timestamp='1362703097' post='595565144']
[size=4]So the banks never lost any money, they made money.[/size]
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Sounds like some things never change.

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I got took in a scam once by this lady selling a video camera that turned out to be fake, got took for 400 bucks. The very next day I saw the same woman at another store near by at the atm. She turned around and saw me and took off, thing is she left her card in the atm with the pin already punched in. I took back my 400 bucks and cut her card up. Heard a few days later she and another person got busted for pulling more scams on people outside of another Best Buy. Hearing that was sweet karma candy.

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