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Australian man has woken up with $58million in his bank account

Girlfriend whinges about her Aussie boyfriend’s reaction to finding $58MILLION in his bank account: ‘We could be living on an island’

  • An Australian man woke up to find $58million in his bank account
  • However the honest Aussie called his bank immediately to return the large sum
  • The man’s girlfriend shared the shocking turn of events on Twitter
  • She outlined: ‘We could be living on our own island somewhere by now’

An honest Aussie who woke up to find $58million wrongly deposited into his bank account called the bank to immediately register the error, his whinging girlfriend claims.

The anonymous man’s girlfriend shared their bizarre story on Twitter on Monday, lamenting the fact that her boyfriend told the bank about the new funds.

‘My boyfriend woke up with $58million dollars of someone else’s money in his bank account this morning and rather than take the money and run he opted to call the bank and tell them of the error,’ she wrote.

‘We could be living on our own island somewhere by now. Sad.’

She added: ‘He would like me to clarify that it’s not $58million in liquid cash, but a bunch of accounts worth $58million that he’s now got control over. And therefore much harder to steal away with. He doesn’t want his good name as a bandidos besmirched.’

 The anonymous man’s girlfriend shared their bizarre story on Twitter on Monday, lamenting the fact that her boyfriend told the bank about the new funds (stock image)

Many Twitter users were quick to add their two cents to the situation.

Poll

What would you do if $58 million was deposited in your account in the morning?

  • Take it and run! 0 votes
  • Tell the bank 0 votes

‘It’s not sad, it’s beautiful that he has a good heart and chooses to share it with you. Money might make life easier but it doesn’t make you happier, be happy that you have a good partner in life,’ another added.

One user joked he would have ‘looked for a list of countries with no extradition treaties with Australia’.

Others thought the man should get something for his honesty.

‘Surely cashing out a little finders fee before alerting them would be reasonable,’ one man said.

‘Is there a finder’s fee? Surely a cheeky one per cent to return it to its rightful owner wouldn’t be missed?’ another asked.

Several users explained the dangers of taking the money and running.

One Twitter user joked he would have 'looked for a list of countries with no extradition treaties with Australia' (stock image)

One Twitter user joked he would have ‘looked for a list of countries with no extradition treaties with Australia’ (stock image)

‘Good (but heartbreaking) call. You can totally get prosecuted for fraud for treating property you should reasonably know belongs to somebody else as your own,’ one man said.

‘Practically speaking only a tax dodger would know how to immediately transfer the money to one of their safe bank accounts overseas. You (and I) would have no hope of getting away with it. He also did the right thing by the way. Good on him,’ another man added.

This is not the first time a bank accidentally transferred money to an unsuspecting person’s bank account.

Earlier this year Crypto.com accidentally lodged $10.5million into a Melbourne woman’s account.

The woman and her friend allegedly went on a spending spree, and bought a property for $1.35million in Craigieburn.

Crypto.com have an ongoing case against the women, and a judge in Victoria’s Supreme Court has ordered to property to be sold and the money returned.



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