The cash deposit machine ate up my cash!

Yup! These things can only happen to me. The first time I want to hire a maid, she fails her medical and gets sent back.

Now, the first time I use a cash deposit machine. It eats up my money!

I had keyed in my account number, slipped in my dollar notes and then a message came on, something about a mechanical error and next thing I knew, the machine read “This machine is out of service.” OMG! Its not a cash deposit machine. Its a money guzzling monster and it ate my money!

There was no bank staff or even a guard around who could help. Fortunately there was a good samaritan using the next machine who looked for the bank’s telephone number on her receipt slip and gave that to me to call. So sweet of her. She could have just “pretend dunno” and walked out but she didn’t. There are still nice people around. 🙂

It was Sunday evening but the number was a customer service number so fortunately there was someone who could take my call. The customer rept told me that she would do up a report for me and send that to her HQ. Later on when the bank branch does the reconciliation with the HQ they would be able to trace the transaction and credit the money into my account if there is no discrepancy. I gave them my location, time of banking, amount, account number and some other verication of identity. I was told it will take 3-7 days for the issue to be resolved. Phew! Hopefully there is no discrepancy and thank goodness I didn’t kick the machine. Hahaha.

So, the next time if the same thing happens to you, take note of the time and call the bank immediately so they can trace your money back to you. 

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  1. Ann says:

    Oppsss….which bank,which machine?

    Have to steer clear of this cash eating machine!

    Hope you get your cash back FAST!

    I’m still waiting for my cash. *taps fingers*

  2. Vien says:

    You should’ve kicked the machine after the good samaritan left..hahahaha…

    Hehe. Maybe I should have kicked it a little bit.

  3. sting says:

    what happened to me was I wanted to withdraw $$ but the $$ didn’t come out and the slip said it did.. later when I checked online, they didn’t debit my account pheww…

    Did your heart skip a beat when you saw the slip? Hehe.

  4. mommy to chumsy says:

    ooooo…i dislike all these new gadgets cos i am sure that when it’s my turn, it’ll eat my money too. i always get my hubby to do it….so that he won’t ngam ngam cham cham…hehehehe

    Wuah so nice go someone to handle gadgets for you. 🙂

  5. dolphine says:

    OMG! Which bank is it?

    But these days they make ppl deposit their cash via all these machine… even cheques… but I like big P bank, no need to fill in any form one in advance. So cool.

    Most of the machines these days no need to fill up form which is why so scary when it eats up your cheque or cash. Haha.

  6. chinnee says:

    it happened to me too, until i got so panic that i refuse leaving the ATM machine!!!

    Haha. I was searching around frantically for a guard or someone from the bank to help but there was no one around. Fortunately, the girl gave me the number. Anyway, if I were in the right frame of mind, I would have found the number on my ATM card too.

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