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I got paid double once by accident, and they said "Someone will call you in a few days to ask you to pay us back in a check." They were lying. Instead they just sucked the money out of my account without my knowledge or consent. Neither they nor the bank saw anything wrong with this. Not even with the fact that their letter was dated two weeks before the event.

I changed banks. Changing jobs wasn't feasible, so I set up an account for the direct deposit, and as soon as the pay was there I withdrew the cash and deposited it in an account in another bank.

I was wildly overpaid once, and after discussing the problem with the people in Payroll they agreed to take the money out of my next paycheck. It was either that, or I could write them a check for the extra.

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