Trading app accidentally deposits $ 15.6 million in Chinese man’s account

  • A Chinese stock trading app sent $ 15.6 million to the account of an unsuspecting man in Guizhou.
  • The man said he had only $ 940 in his account previously, CCTV reported.
  • The apps company said the silver is part of a routine test it performs on weekends.

A man in China discovered on Christmas Day that he had mysteriously become a millionaire overnight after a system test for his stock trading app deposited $ 15.6 million into his account.

The man, identified only by his last name Long, realized at 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Day that his holdings had increased by 100 million renminbi, or $ 15.6 million, according to the news outlet. State. CCTV Finance reported.

Long, who lives in southwest Guizhou Province, said he regularly uses stocks, but has so far only invested around $ 940 through the app. Changjiang Securities E-Stock trading.

In his excitement, Long sent screenshots of his wallet value to his friends.

But his newfound wealth barely lasted a day. Shortly after receiving the money, Long’s total account balance was wiped, including the $ 940 he had put into the app.

Changjiang Securities customer service told him the windfall was due to a weekend test of the system and that he had recovered the money from his account. The company said the money it originally invested would be returned in the coming days, according to CCTV Finance.

Changjiang Securities did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

“I told him, during those few minutes you can be a multimillionaire,” a friend of Long’s identified as Ou told the media.

Long’s contact with wealth gained wide attention in China, with articles about his unlikely history racking up nearly 170 million views on the Weibo social media platform.

“At least he can say he’s been a multimillionaire once in his life,” one user commented in Long’s video interview.

“What kind of test is this? A psychological test? Another said.

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