Natwest Accidentally Made This Guy A Millionaire
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you woke up one day and you were, as if by magic, a millionaire. That’s what happened to Kieran McKeefery.
Kieran checked his bank balance online to discover that he was £1.25 million better off.
He did the honest thing and called Natwest to let them know. If he had have decided to keep it then he would probably have gotten found out pretty quickly, or have spent the rest of his life in fear of a drug cartel knocking on his door at any given moment.
It turns out that 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.
“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.”
At least he can tell people that used to be a millionaire, that’s always a good story to have in your back pocket.