Our lives have certainly become easier in the modern times because of smartphones and various apps that we can use for different purposes. Now we don’t need to go out for shopping because we can buy almost everything sitting at home through an app, we can also book tickets of train, flights, etc. and now we also don’t need to run to ATM in order to withdraw cash for purchasing anything as we can pay digitally through finance apps.
There are many financial apps through which we can make payments or receive money from others and Google Pay is certainly one of the most used and most popular apps at the present time. As there are quite good number of financial apps, they provide various promotional offers to their customers in order to increase their users but have you ever heard any app crediting bank accounts of their customers to the range of USD 10 to USD 1,000 (around Rs. 80,000)?
Due to a technical glitch, GPay credited the bank accounts of its few customers based in USA and an online user Mishaal Rahman posted about it on the micro-blogging site Twitter as he wrote, “Uhhh, Google Pay seems to just be randomly giving users free money right now. I just opened Google Pay and saw that I have $46 in ‘rewards’ that I got ‘for dogfooding the Google Pay Remittance experience.’ What.”
Uhhh, Google Pay seems to just be randomly giving users free money right now.
I just opened Google Pay and saw that I have $46 in "rewards" that I got "for dogfooding the Google Pay Remittance experience."
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 5, 2023
The term “Dogfooding” is used for the testing of a new feature which is done by staff members before that feature is made available to the public.
The redditors also started talking about this technical glitch and a redditor even shared that he got an email from Google Pay which stated that he received the email because an unintended cash credit has taken place in his bank account, the credit has been reversed where it was possible and where it is not possible, the money can be kept by the user as no further action will be taken.
Soon Twitter CEO Elon Musk also reacted on the matter as he tweeted, “Noice”.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 7, 2023
Lucky guys who got money transferred in their bank accounts without doing anything!