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Old 09-10-2019, 06:42 PM
 
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Shouldn't take legal advice from a board game.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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The laws should be changed to encourage honesty. Return the money voluntarily and get a 10%-20% reward. The way it is now there is no incentive to return accidental gifts.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Åsgårdsreien
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The laws should be changed to encourage honesty. Return the money voluntarily and get a 10%-20% reward. The way it is now there is no incentive to return accidental gifts.
Yes.

There is.

You just don't get it.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I believe the bank tried to work it out with them.............as-in, hey, we will not call-in the police if you
start paying it back.

Blew all that money, all that stuff is going to be impounded, they are going to lockup, DOH!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:17 AM
 
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I believe the bank tried to work it out with them.............as-in, hey, we will not call-in the police if you
start paying it back.

Blew all that money, all that stuff is going to be impounded, they are going to lockup, DOH!!!!!
Husband already got arrested for bank fraud issues in the past..........he knows the system!
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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If that happens to me, i will fake an anxiety / panic attack and call the bank advising them of their mistake or "set-up" and the pain and suffering that they caused me (i would highlight all the past instances of similar situations and how those people were tempted and their lives ruined.)

I would link up with an ambulance chaser lawyer and try to get paid.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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If that happens to me, i will fake an anxiety / panic attack and call the bank advising them of their mistake or "set-up" and the pain and suffering that they caused me (i would highlight all the past instances of similar situations and how those people were tempted and their lives ruined.)

I would link up with an ambulance chaser lawyer and try to get paid.
And any reasonable jury would laugh your case right out of court assuming you could even find a scummy lawyer to take it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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A bank made a mistake. The couple spent the money. Now they've been arrested.

A bank mistakenly put $120,000 into a couple's account. They spent it, police say
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/09/us/ba...rnd/index.html

I wonder what would've happened if they had put it into some interest bearing account for a month. Would they have been able to keep the (obviously much smaller) interest?
Come on, now. They KNEW when $120,000 suddenly appeared in their account, that it was a mistake and not their money.

If it had been in an interest bearing account, the thieves would not have been able to keep that, either. It's simple: IT'S NOT THEIR MONEY.

The interest would probably have been transferred to the rightful owner's account, along with the principal sum.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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They knew the money was not theirs. That’s happened to me, not that great, but I called the bank right away to tell them I wasn’t that rich.

They should go to jail---thats called grand larceny.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:55 AM
 
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The laws should be changed to encourage honesty. Return the money voluntarily and get a 10%-20% reward. The way it is now there is no incentive to return accidental gifts.
So if you found someone’s wallet or a cell phone, you wouldn’t return it to them unless you were rewarded? The money deposited into these peoples account did not belong to the bank, it belonged to another account holder. I would think just not going to jail would be enough incentive.
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