Has an Automatic Teller Machine ever given you the wrong amount of money on a withdrawal? Private poll...so you can be honest!!!

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Has an Automatic Teller Machine ever given you the wrong amount of money on a withdrawal? Private poll...so you can be honest!!!

Bignuf Bignuf
I went to get $80 from a teller machine of my bank this morning. Out came $60. I thought about it and without moving, held the money up to the camera on the teller machine and clearly tried to show there were only THREE, rather then four of the $20 bills. I figured at least video proof of my claim might help. I then called the banks 24/7 "800" while still at the machine.

They were very nice about it and said it almost never happened but would immediately credit my account the missing $20...which was very nice.

I have used teller machine since they first came out and never had an incorrect withdrawal before. Have YOU?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Never had an incorrect amount dispensed at a teller machine.
57
Yes, I have had an incorrect amount dispensed at a teller machine, and it was too little money.
4
Yes, I have had an incorrect amount dispensed at a teller machine, and it was too much money.
8
Total votes: 69 (68 voters)
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09/27/2011
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Beaners Beaners
No, but I'll admit, if I ever got too much, I duno if I'd fess up and give it back. At least I'm honest about that! lol!
09/27/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by Beaners
No, but I'll admit, if I ever got too much, I duno if I'd fess up and give it back. At least I'm honest about that! lol!
I agree Beaners, LOL.


One weird incident, I went to cash my check at Wal-Mart. The guy there was kind of a douchebag it was early morning, so I let it slide. I counted the money and told him he had given me 80$ bucks over. I went back promptly cause I KNOW you can get in tons of trouble if your drawer is short. He was agitated and told me he had been doing this for YEARS, and if he needed help from some college KID he'd surely give me a call back and for me to just leave my number.
I was so pissed off, I said Fuck him and spent it on myself.
09/27/2011
dude dude
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I went to get $80 from a teller machine of my bank this morning. Out came $60. I thought about it and without moving, held the money up to the camera on the teller machine and clearly tried to show there were only THREE, rather then four of the $20 ...
I wish it would happen the other way around. Withdrawl sixty and get five hundred instead, the kicker would be that my account was only deducted the sixty. That would be awesome.
09/27/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
I would definitely give back any extra. Couldn't live with that guilt!
09/27/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Yes, I have been shorted money at the teller machine in the past when teller machines first came out. I had to wait a week to get the money credited; they had to count the entire machine and go through each transaction to find the machine was "over" and I was right.
09/27/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Ah technology. Never happened to me, but I know it's happened to a couple of people I know.
09/27/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Never had it happen, but I'm always paranoid that I won't get enough, so I always count the money the second I have it in my hands from the machine.
09/27/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I've, luckily, never had it happen. I used to use ATM machines a lot years ago. But, with the availability of Debit Cards and the huge charges to simply use ATM machines, I avoid them like the plague.

I don't think I've used an ATM machine in 10 years.

My husband has never even had an ATM card. It drives me crazy because he's one of those people who only takes out the amount of money he thinks he will need for ONE day. Then he has to go to the bank the next day and the next etc. He also ends up going to the bank more than once a day, which I think is ridiculous. I take out enough money for a week or two at a time.

He also curses on Sunday morning, because the drive up window doesn't open until 10:00 AM and if he used all his money on Saturday, he's broke until the bank opens. If he had an ATM card that problem would be solved, but he won't do it. Eastern Europeans are weird and somewhat paranoid about how they deal wit their money. (No, I'm not being prejudiced, it's true. )
09/27/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I've, luckily, never had it happen. I used to use ATM machines a lot years ago. But, with the availability of Debit Cards and the huge charges to simply use ATM machines, I avoid them like the plague.

I don't think I've used an ...
My bank doesn't charge to use their ATMs, but if I use another bank's ATM then I have to pay the fee.
09/27/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I've, luckily, never had it happen. I used to use ATM machines a lot years ago. But, with the availability of Debit Cards and the huge charges to simply use ATM machines, I avoid them like the plague.

I don't think I've used an ...
Whoa, P'Gell, your bank is open on Sundays? I've never seen a bank open then!

I've never been shorted by a machine. I've been shorted by a real teller though, but I noticed about a block away so I drove back and the teller gave me my $20.
09/27/2011
Ansley Ansley
I've never had that happen at an ATM, but a teller gave an additional $20 to me when I went in to cash my paycheck. I counted it and gave it back to her and she, literally, scoffed at me. Like, who am I to tell her she counted wrong? I know what happens to tellers who are short on their drawers at the end of the day...I didn't even get a thank you.
09/27/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by catgirl9
Whoa, P'Gell, your bank is open on Sundays? I've never seen a bank open then!

I've never been shorted by a machine. I've been shorted by a real teller though, but I noticed about a block away so I drove back and the teller gave me my $20.
My Man and I actually have different banks. His bank's drive through window is open for a few hours on Sunday. In fact, in the Chicago suburbs a lot of banks have Sunday hours. My personal bank does not, but many do. I used to have my bank inside our grocery store and they were always open, any day of the week, 18 hours a day. But, they had crappy service and made mistakes, so I moved my money.
09/27/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
The ATM gave me forty dollars too much once when I only asked for 60 dollars. My receipt even said sixty dollars but 100 dollars was removed from my account. VERY weird. Just glad I had the dough to cover it.
09/27/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I've never had that happen at an ATM, but a teller gave an additional $20 to me when I went in to cash my paycheck. I counted it and gave it back to her and she, literally, scoffed at me. Like, who am I to tell her she counted wrong? I know what ...
That's crappy. You would think she would appreciate it.
09/27/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Sunshineamine
That's crappy. You would think she would appreciate it.
At the end of the day, I knew I had done what was right so I let it go. But, I did end up switching banks very shortly after that because I was sick of their lack of customer service in general. I can only imagine what would have happened had it been the other way 'round and I had been shorted.
09/27/2011
Nora Nora
I've had too much pop out of the machine...to the tune of about $100 more than I asked for! I took it in to the nearest bank (the ATM was a stand alone a few miles away from the actual bank), I didn't have that kind of cash in my account and didn't want to be arrested for bank fraud (paranoid, I know). The teller told me to hold onto the money and they would contact me if they ever figured out what happened, they didn't.

A year or so ago, the bank deposited $400 into my Mother's account by mistake. Someone had put their account # on their deposit incorrectly, the bank fixed the error when she asked them about it as the owner of the money had been in looking for what happened to it!
09/27/2011
indiglo indiglo
That's never happened, but I have had a teller give me too much money! I didn't count it until I got home, and by that time she had called me because she realized it. Poor thing, she could have gotten in big trouble when balancing her drawer that evening!
09/27/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I never had a machine dispense an incorrect amount but at those machines that accept deposited I've twice had it not properly credit the amount and away for less then I deposited. Wasn't hard to fix but still annoying.
09/27/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
though, it would be nice.
09/27/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Never had this happen to me, though the other day I used the bank's drive-thru and withdrew some money. The bank teller gave me $20 short as well. I had counted the money immediately, and told her what happened. She apologized and gave me the missing $20.
09/27/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
Never happened to me.
09/27/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
One time my husband went to make a deposit into my account and the ATM shorted him. Customer service wouldn't talk to him (even though he was on my account) and had to deal with me, but I was halfway across the country at the time and it was a whole big ordeal. We ended up getting the credit back because like hell I was gonna let 80 bucks disappear.
09/27/2011
momma22js momma22js
Happened to me once I withdrew 100 from my account it gave me 160
09/27/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I never have, but I can say that if it did. I honestly don't think I would return it. But, then again I don't know what I would do in that moment.
09/27/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Mine wasn't exactly a mistake by the machine.
I was in the process of withdrawling $20 and just as the machine spat the money out, the power went out.
I was able to grab the $20 before the solid money door snapped closed. Because everything shut down the machine didn't count it as a transaction so it never came off my account.
Pitty I didn't ask for more.....lol.


PS: I didn't tell the bank cause ~ 1. it was after hours and 2. they have scored SOOO friggin' much out of me on fees and what's $20 to them. Bugger them!
09/27/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
My Man and I actually have different banks. His bank's drive through window is open for a few hours on Sunday. In fact, in the Chicago suburbs a lot of banks have Sunday hours. My personal bank does not, but many do. I used to have my bank inside ...
Huh, interesting! Our bank used to close at 4pm during the week until they moved to their new location. 4pm, now that's early! I don't think we'll ever see a Sunday bank around here, but I can see how it's more likely in a larger town/city.

Even our post office has funky hours. They used to be 8:30 to 5, but now they're only open for a couple hours in the morning and then 3 or 4 hours in the afternoon.
09/28/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I've never had that happen, but I would give it back.
09/28/2011
married with children married with children
I do not use the ATM's very often. And I have never had it happen to me. I would be upset it if did, and the customer service did not right the wrong.
09/29/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Would be like winning the lottery!
09/29/2011
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