The ArgusTalking Point: What would you do if you found £75k in your bank account? (From The Argus)

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Talking Point: What would you do if you found £75k in your bank account?

Today, The Argus reports on the University of Sussex employee who was overpaid £75,000 by mistake. 

They are reportedly now paying the money back in instalments. But we want to know what you would do if an unexplained £75k turned up in your bank account? 

Would you own up and return the money? Or would you spend it? And if so, what on?

Let us know in the comments below. 

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5:07am Tue 25 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

I'd invest it all in the i360.
I think its a great idea and worth every penny.

HA HA HA HA....sorry...i cant keep a straight face!!! Only joking!
I'd invest it all in the i360. I think its a great idea and worth every penny. HA HA HA HA....sorry...i cant keep a straight face!!! Only joking! monkeymoo
  • Score: 16

9:08am Tue 25 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

I probably would have a heart attack and then it would be up to my surviving kin to sort the matter out!

Seriously? I am used to having less then I hoped in my account. Occasionally there has been more then I expected in there and I have always worried about that a lot more then about finding less then I expected. I'd certainly investigate why it is in there and not leave off till I knew it was in there for good reason or return it ... I certainly would not spend it!
I probably would have a heart attack and then it would be up to my surviving kin to sort the matter out! Seriously? I am used to having less then I hoped in my account. Occasionally there has been more then I expected in there and I have always worried about that a lot more then about finding less then I expected. I'd certainly investigate why it is in there and not leave off till I knew it was in there for good reason or return it ... I certainly would not spend it! mimseycal
  • Score: 2

9:09am Tue 25 Mar 14

Tallywhacker says...

Put it in an account that pays daily interest. Tell them about the wrong amount and repay when they want it.
Put it in an account that pays daily interest. Tell them about the wrong amount and repay when they want it. Tallywhacker
  • Score: 3

9:39am Tue 25 Mar 14

Take it Personally says...

Well, as the green party are struggling, I would give it to them, so they can build more un-used cycle lanes, narrow-down more key roads, and just general crap.
To annoy people most particularly car -drivers costs a lot of money.
Well, as the green party are struggling, I would give it to them, so they can build more un-used cycle lanes, narrow-down more key roads, and just general crap. To annoy people most particularly car -drivers costs a lot of money. Take it Personally
  • Score: 0

12:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

DisillusionedBtowner says...

I'd like to think I'd figure out where it came from and pay it back, but if I were a Uni of Sussex employee I'd probably hang on to it until they noticed as there doesn't seem to be any downside to keeping it...they're treating it like more of a long term interest free loan by the looks of that article..!
I'd like to think I'd figure out where it came from and pay it back, but if I were a Uni of Sussex employee I'd probably hang on to it until they noticed as there doesn't seem to be any downside to keeping it...they're treating it like more of a long term interest free loan by the looks of that article..! DisillusionedBtowner
  • Score: 0

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