It’s always nice when you check your bank balance and there’s a little extra cash in there that you didn’t know you had – but to be £1.25 million richer would be quite a surprise.
That’s what Kieran McKeefery experienced when checking his bank balance online and was met with £1,245,000.
But being the honest fella that he is, Kieran got on the phone to Natwest who then told him the money was from an investment company and it was up to them to retrieve the funds. They eventually took the money back and he was left with an extra £250 in interest.
Kieran, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said:
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.
Fair play to him! He has some willpower.