In the past two months, the Instituut Mijnbouwschade Groningen (IMG) has surprised 28 people when they saw €13,000 transferred to their account — with no idea of why.
The money from the mining damage company was meant for residents in Groningen eligible for compensation after a gas extraction damaged their properties earlier this summer. However, they’ve seen no sign of the money, reports the NOS.
So far, the IMG has discovered 28 instances of transferring money to wrong accounts from June to July this year. On average, each payment was around €13,000.
While it’s clear that the mistake happened by simply transferring to the wrong account numbers, it’s not clear just how this could’ve happened. The investigation aimed at finding out is still ongoing and has provided no definitive answer yet.
Recovering undue payments
IMG is now busy contacting the people who’ve accidentally received the large payments to ask for the money back — that’s one awkward phone call. 😅
A spokesperson says that the IMG “will recover the amounts unduly paid out.”
The people who should’ve received the money will also be contacted. IMG asserts that the company’s top priority is to ensure the correct people are compensated.
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