Communications Law 302

Duncan Frissell frissell at
Mon Mar 28 07:55:51 PST 1994

On Mon, 28 Mar 1994 nobody at wrote:

> Does anyone know what happened to the banks lovely sytem a while
> back when New York account holders found out that withdrawls were
> made twice on their accounts?
> What happened, did someone actually get creditted with the
> corresponding debits, or was this another case of an operator
> putting up a tape twice?

There was a software error in a switchover to a new ATM operating system
that caused double withdrawals.  They fixed it and refunded the money
within two days.  The bank got the float.


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