piatkow - 7:00 pm on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
It looks as if he was paid somebody's credit card number.
Reminds me of some of the bank "errors" that we had when I worked as a bank clerk over 40 years ago.
Account numbers for our customers' rates (property tax) were printed in three groups. Nothing to tell us that the data prep clerk needed to explictly type space characters. I filled in dozens of data prep forms with the characters as a single string. None of the payments were queried, just put on suspense and the ratepayers threatened with legal action for non payment 6 months later - and delayed my promotion by at least a year!
Clerk (not me) converted from GBP to CYP the wrong way around (unlike most currencies 1CYP > 1GPB). Ended up sending about £1000 too much to the customer's "lady friend" in Cyprus. She insisted she had received the correct amount of course - I was promoted to another branch so never found if we got the money back.
Transfer from a bank in South Africa for a customer's account. Name and account number correct. I credit the customer and put an advice in the post. Next day he is banging on the counter complaining about our "mistake" saying the money isn't his. Debit the account, put the money on suspense and write to the remitting bank. Send the customer a bank statement showing everthing is now OK. 48 hours later he's back in the branch demanding to know why we have taken away the money that his brother sent him from South Africa.