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July 08, 2012, 08:08:36 PM
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Last nigh I wanted to transfer 2x 25,000LTC from my BTC-e account.
For some reason, only one transaction came through.
This morning I contacted BTC-e support and asked them to get it sorted.
15 minutes later they said it's been sorted. When I checked my BTC-e balance, they accidentally gave me 25,000USD instead of 25,000LTC
Of course, I could have converted all that money to Bitcoins and transferred it to one of my wallets.
After half an hour I contacted them and asked to cancel it. Few seconds later, that 25,000USD was removed and replaced with 25,000LTC.
Being nice and honest, doesn't pay very well. Of course (unfortunately) no reward was given for nicely handing 25,000USD over to its owners.

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July 08, 2012, 08:57:33 PM
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July 08, 2012, 09:01:07 PM
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;_;

Very useful comment.
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July 08, 2012, 09:02:19 PM
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I'm not sure what you where expecting as far as a reply in this forum.

I agree with mrbubl3s.

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July 08, 2012, 09:10:56 PM
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Congratulations on not being a thief. Do you want an award?

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July 08, 2012, 09:15:13 PM
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This points out a huge flaw. I mean, if btc-e can accidentally transfer 25,000 USD like it's nothing to an account, that really makes me worry about their service. All it'd take is a single instance of someone that isn't as honest to turn it into a new gox.

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July 08, 2012, 09:17:53 PM
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This points out a huge flaw. I mean, if btc-e can accidentally transfer 25,000 USD like it's nothing to an account, that really makes me worry about their service. All it'd take is a single instance of someone that isn't as honest to turn it into a new gox.

I would not question their security. Human error, we all make mistakes. Manual transaction went wrong I guess, honest receiver reported and returned the funds.
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July 08, 2012, 09:20:16 PM
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Litecoin,

Very admirable Smiley  I'm impressed.

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July 08, 2012, 09:35:39 PM
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July 08, 2012, 09:39:49 PM
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This points out a huge flaw. I mean, if btc-e can accidentally transfer 25,000 USD like it's nothing to an account, that really makes me worry about their service. All it'd take is a single instance of someone that isn't as honest to turn it into a new gox.

They are Russians. They use Google Translate to read English. I bet it was google who translated LTC as USD lol

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July 08, 2012, 09:50:27 PM
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You made the world a slightly better place for strangers because of your honesty. This is one of the foundations of a civil society, and while some will try to take advantage of it, most people know you did the right thing.
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July 08, 2012, 09:54:22 PM
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You made the world a slightly better place for strangers because of your honesty. This is one of the foundations of a civil society, and while some will try to take advantage of it, most people know you did the right thing.

Thanks everyone. So many nice comments here. BTC-e didn't even bother saying "Thank you."
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July 08, 2012, 10:00:06 PM
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Thank You!

If I am following your time scale right, did they not hand you an extra 25k LTC?

you said you got one at night, but not second one.

Then in the morning they corrected and it shows 2 more 25k LTC transfers.

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July 08, 2012, 10:11:53 PM
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Thank You!

If I am following your time scale right, did they not hand you an extra 25k LTC?

you said you got one at night, but not second one.

Then in the morning they corrected and it shows 2 more 25k LTC transfers.

No, they did not give me 25k LTC extra. 18.56.13 (4.56.13PM My Time) - That was my today's (3rd) 25K transaction. That did not come through either.
So they gave me that back 19.19.06.
19.14.17 they sent me 25k LTC for that 25,000USD.
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July 08, 2012, 10:13:52 PM
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You did the right thing.

How did it feel to be RICH for a few hours? Smiley

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July 08, 2012, 10:19:30 PM
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BTC-e should at least have doubled the LTC...

Oh well, you did the right thing.

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July 08, 2012, 10:22:15 PM
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Personally, I do like to reward honesty where possible.

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July 08, 2012, 10:22:28 PM
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Hmm,I think I would've waited like a month,to see if they'd contact me about their error..If they don't I would think its a gift from GOD,lol.I'd cash it in a give 1/2 to a orphanage or church and Spend the rest on a vacation.Or then again maybe its a test by GOD.So I don't know what I would do.lol. Huh
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July 08, 2012, 10:22:40 PM
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You did the right thing.

How did it feel to be RICH for a few hours? Smiley

How did it feel? Deja vu. When I was a kid, an old lady dropped her wallet. I picked it up and ran after her. She wanted do give me some money/change, I said: No thank you, you need it more than I do."
That's how it felt.
Did I feel rich when I ran after that old lady? I don't think so. :-)
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July 08, 2012, 10:26:09 PM
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Hmm,I think I would've waited like a month,to see if they'd contact me about their error..If they don't I would think its a gift from GOD,lol.I'd cash it in a give 1/2 to a orphanage or church and Spend the rest on a vacation.Or then again maybe its a test by GOD.So I don't know what I would do.lol. Huh

You are making me laugh now. They would not contact you, they would just take it back. And maybe...Ban you for keeping it quiet.
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