What would you do if an ATM spit out $1,800 that wasn't yours?

ABC News Money 2013/03/04 22:14:20
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  • VERYwiseguy 2013/03/08 04:07:04
    I don't know.
    But they have cameras inside.
  • ZirconiumWit 2013/03/07 15:48:19
    I would give it back to the bank.
    I'm pretty sure they'd figure out what happened eventually, their diagnostic tools are fairly sophisticated. Much fun as it'd be to take the bank to the cleaners instead of the other way around for once, honesty is probably the best policy.
  • Commenting_one 2013/03/06 09:21:06
    I would give it back to the bank.
    Actually, I would not even want to touch it, not being mine and that it would open a whole can of worms.
  • Angi 2013/03/05 23:13:43
    I would keep it.
    I would then tell the bank to wait until I had enough capital reserve and then they can ask for it back.
  • Burnjuan 2013/03/05 18:36:18
    I would keep it.
    Screw the banks. Hard.
  • timothy.hill.14 2013/03/05 17:25:32
    I would give it back to the bank.
    The bank would know, chances are I'm on camera and it would deduct that from my account eventually.
  • Peru 2013/03/05 14:51:12
    I don't know.
    I would say, "What the hell?! Peruvian ATMs are spitting out dollars now?!"
  • BoardinOK 2013/03/05 14:26:10
    I would give it back to the bank.
    You ran your card through it....they're going to find out it was you and they're going to get it back.
  • Airwool 2013/03/05 10:02:05
    I don't know.
    'IF' I took it to buy some stuff, get it home, feel guily and take it back but when I open the door the feds are there wanting to know where their $1800 is and cart me off to the station.

    So, I'd walk it in the bank and give it back.
  • mrdog 2013/03/05 07:12:12
    I would give it back to the bank.
    It is the right action on the mistake.... also notice...camera is watching you...bark
  • Comment... mrdog 2013/03/06 09:22:53
    Correct... meow.
  • Ms.Gamlieli 2013/03/05 06:54:37
    I would give it back to the bank.
    I have nothing to loose giving the money back. If I take the money then as far as I know there is probably a catch or something. In this case honesty is the safe side of the situation.
  • Chris 2013/03/05 05:52:29
  • Jdogg 2013/03/05 05:44:38
    I would give it back to the bank.
    Turn it in, It's not mine to keep.
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2013/03/05 04:47:39
    I don't know.
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    smash the camera
  • Mike 2013/03/05 04:00:47 (edited)
    I would give it back to the bank.
    Giving it back would be the right thing to do. Besides the bank cameras caught the whole transaction anyway.

    But it does bring to mind an experience I had in a Vegas casino, back when slot machines payed off in coins, rather then the paper of today. While playing at a quarter machine the machine hopper door started falling down in my lap and exposing a thousand dollars in quarters up for grabs. Rather then grab, I kept trying to close the hopper door, it wouldn't stay shut, took over a half a hour before someone finally came around, as the casino was all but deserted, just to close and lock the stupid door. I can tell you from experience slot machine doors are not light when resting in your lap. I realized the casino's cameras should have seen my predicament and I couldn't leave the machine like it was.. I don't think the casino cameras were even manned, as finally a worker just happened by and I had to call him over to fix the door and he had no idea there was a problem. So the chance was there, but I didn't. It would have been to much weight to carry in more ways than one......
  • Comment... Mike 2013/03/06 09:25:04
  • Max7 2013/03/05 03:07:09
    I would give it back to the bank.
    I would immediately go inside the bank and return it. Honesty is the best policy.
  • OzSurfer 2013/03/05 02:57:57
    I would give it back to the bank.
    I actually had this problem with $100 about a year ago. The money was sitting in the dispensor facing the street. I took it into the bank but they said no we can't find the owner as the ATM is managed by a separate company. So I rang the number on the ATM and they said that they can only access the account records if something illegal has occurred so I was never able to find the owner to return the money.
  • Comment... OzSurfer 2013/03/06 09:41:03
    I understand. Though this isn't quite the same, I was in a market once when I noticed a $20.00 on the floor at my feet. I immediately looked up to see if someone had dropped it right beforehand, but there was no one nearby. Also, if I ran up to someone asking if they had dropped it, they may have just taken it. Then, I was going to take it up to the front desk and tell them "somebody lost this", but realized how ridiculous that might be. After thinking about it, I went ahead and put it away. But if someone handed me extra in change, I would not keep, since it would throw them off and wasn't mine.
  • OzSurfer Comment... 2013/03/06 11:05:19
    Yes I would agree with that, especially the extra change. My concern is always that someone really poor may have lost the money but sometimes there's just no way to find the owner.
  • Comment... OzSurfer 2013/03/08 07:40:49
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  • Mvr 2013/03/05 02:44:48
    I would give it back to the bank.
    Robbery is a charge I don't need.
  • sazz 2013/03/05 02:44:36
    I would keep it.
    til the bank hit me up .. cuz i hv been nice complaint about their service many times before just to help em prove their service better and there never any Thank you word from em
  • Chris sazz 2013/03/05 05:54:30
  • sazz Chris 2013/03/05 09:55:45
    Thief like me ? what i doing call give the bank some lesson .. and i said " til the bank hit me up " is mean .. i dont give a heck on that "small amount of money" i will just keep it til the bank contact me and let me know there some problem with their stupid machine .. i wonder how long they will tk to know , and sorry you got screwing .. but guess sure not cuz of me cuz i not even hv any bank account there .. oh and dont hv to say sorry to me .. cuz i dont care
  • Chris sazz 2013/03/07 10:48:45
  • sazz Chris 2013/03/09 10:15:15
    LMAO .. i dont give a f**k about u .. complain as u want and judge as u wish .. who u think u r ? u think ur better than me and so proud of ur english lol how many language u can speak ? if never know me then u better shut up and shouldn't judge me .. i will using bad grammar and bad english like this .. and if u think that bother u then .. its ur problem not mine :)
  • Chris sazz 2013/03/09 19:17:57
  • sazz Chris 2013/03/10 00:28:36
    keep dream if that make you happy lol
  • Chris sazz 2013/03/10 03:14:00
  • J.L.Worley 2013/03/05 02:44:02
    I would give it back to the bank.
    It's the right thing to do.
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2013/03/05 02:26:50 (edited)
    I would give it back to the bank.
    It's theft if you don't return it and you know it's not legally yours. It's theft by law. Yes. If you keep it you've robbed the bank. You'd be a bank robber.
  • Kashee 2013/03/05 02:26:03
    I would give it back to the bank.
    I'd give it back and hope it didn't cause an overdraft. The bank would have some explaining!
  • GoDucks5 2013/03/05 02:08:14
    I would give it back to the bank.
    And then change banks.
  • L1 2013/03/04 22:47:53
    I would give it back to the bank.
    I'd return it...
  • Jace 2013/03/04 22:21:23
    I don't know.
    Say, "Thank you"?
  • ehrhornp 2013/03/04 22:16:18
    I would give it back to the bank.
    And then move my account to a bank that maintains its equipment.

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