A woman recently posted a few photos online after she accidentally send money to the wrong recipient via paynow.
The woman tried contacting the wrong number to get the money back but the person did not return the money, she had no choice but to report the incident to the Police.
Here is a summary of her Police report:
On 04/04/2022 at about 2130hrs. I had made a ‘Paynow’ transfer of S$60-. to an online seller for purchase of video games. Immediately after transferring said amount. I made a check on the number indicated for said Paynow’ transfer and found that I had accidentally transferred said amount to the wrong number. Recipeint
‘Paynow’ was Contact 9##0 ####, Wrong recipient of ‘Paynow’ Contact: 9#1 #### (Zul Leman)
At 2131 hrs I had tried to contact. Zul leman informing him of the accidental transfer of S$60/- via WhatsApp. Zul then replied with “Sorry, heard about u” which I suspect that he had thought of me as a scammer.
As such Zul was not cooperative, even after I had mentioned that I will be lodging a police report. The last i contacted Zul was at about 2304hrs, where i had texted to inform him that I would be lodging a police report to which he had acknowledged.
Paynow is easy and fast but sometimes we can transfer to the wrong numbers if we even enter 1 digit wrong.
So it’s always best to double-check before confirming any payments.
The retention or use of monies transferred erroneously, where the receiver has been informed could face punishments such as a jail sentence, a fine, or both.