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Crypto.com mistakenly sends woman $7.2 million instead of a $68 refund

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What would you do if you checked your bank account and found millions that shouldn’t be there?

For a woman in Australia — who faced that scenario last year after the cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com mistakenly transferred 10.5 million Australian dollars ($7.2 million) to her bank account — the answer was: Buy a mansion.

Now, a judge in southeastern Australia has ordered the sale of the property — which the woman apparently bought as a gift for her sister who lives overseas — and awarded all proceeds from the sale to the crypto company.

The cautionary tale has attracted international attention, particularly since it emerged that it took seven months for Crypto.com to notice the error.

Katie Gregory, a spokeswoman for Crypto.com, wrote that the company could not comment “as the matter is before the courts.”

A woman checked her spam and found she…

Read more at www.washingtonpost.com

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