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Poll: Would you return the money if you were overpaid?

An Australia worker was recently overpaid nearly $490,000. Would you give it back?

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THESE STORIES CROP up regularly, and it was a worker in Australia this time who was recently paid $492,176 into his account, rather than his normal wages of $4,921.76.

Rather than keep the money, however, the worker resisted temptation, the BBC reported.

Those in charge put the mistake down to human error, but all was put right when the money was returned.

With that in mind, today we’re asking you: Would you return money if you were overpaid?


Poll Results:

Yes, because it's the right thing to do (5981)
Yes, because I'd get into trouble otherwise (3610)
No (2341)
Not sure (848)




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