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PayPal informs users of winning €500, denies them of the prize


A minor technical glitch on PayPal servers resulted in millions of users receiving e-mails, congratulating them on winning €500 from PayPal. Sadly, their account remains unchanged.

On Friday, millions of PayPal users were subject to elation, and subsequent disappointment. The said users received an e-mail from PayPal telling them that they have won €500. This comedy of errors has left many over-expectant users sad and disgruntled, after all not everyday do you get a legit e-mail saying they won money.

PayPal declared in a statement that the e-mails were sent out accidentally, that it was “due to a technical error” and the winners of  €500 is yet to be chosen. Keeping in mind the amount of money Paypal really makes (3.9% tax on transactions less than $3000), a giveaway of €500 wouldn’t really hurt the company, or its public image.

Source: PayPal via The Next Web

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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