In a strange incident, Eric Gabriel, a resident of North Carolina, USA has received a cheque worth 1 million US dollars from the Bank of America, accidentally. Eric said that he and his family "freaked out" and jumped up and down, staring at the cheque in disbelief when he got it in the mail last month. However, the family eventually decided to return the cheque, overcoming the temptations of becoming millionaires overnight. "I could feel my flesh say, 'I want this,' but it wasn't mine, all these thoughts run through your mind, like, 'Oh, I can do this. I might not even have to work.'" Gabriel said.

In a similar incident that happened a year ago, a South African university student accidentally received roughly 1 million dollars in her account. By the time the company realized what had happened, the student had already spent $61,250 of the money.