Some of South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) customers had something happen to them that most people dream of, money mysteriously appearing in their accounts.
The bank said an error meant balances had been reflected incorrectly in some accounts.
FNB said, "We can confirm that the issue of incorrect balances on some of our customers’ transactional accounts have been resolved. The incorrect balances were due to delayed debit card transactions for purchases. Sincere apologies to impacted customers for the inconvenience caused. Customers who have specific queries on their accounts can contact their bankers, or 087 575 9404 for Personal Banking, or 087 736 2247 for Business Banking."
Take a look at how some customers took to the news via Twitter below:
Someone said they got 9k from FNB and they’ve already spent it all pic.twitter.com/mSs8hDWBnn
— Nosipho (@AboutNosipho) June 18, 2019
So FNB is trying to reverse the money they paid to my account…
My Account: pic.twitter.com/2j6YWAaYli
— Collen (@Collen_KM) June 18, 2019
This is not the first time this FNB thing is happening. My mom says it once happened with the Department of Education employees that got payed through FNB. Instead of 24K, people got 240K salaries. Abantu benza imisebenzi, bought cars, renovated houses etc.
— LALA (@__Ayabulela) June 18, 2019
I’m not spending this money till FNB says what’s going on.
— iCherry 2.0 (@BiKeR626) June 18, 2019
So FNB came back looking for their money and it wasn’t there. I’m closing this account tomorrow pic.twitter.com/bQnXn0RuQp
— Mazwi (@MazwiBlose) June 18, 2019
— 🇿🇦Siyabee (@N_Msimanga) June 18, 2019
FNB said that they have been in contact with affected customers and the error has been rectified since.