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Man went on a four-month bender discovering ATM glitch that gave him millions in cash


An Australian bartender named Dan Saunders discovered a glitch in an ATM system which allowed him to withdraw unlimited money, and he took advantage of it for four months, travelling the world and spending money on luxurious items. He ultimately returned the money and was sentenced to 12 months in jail after turning himself in. His story is now being made into a film.


How did Dan Saunders discover a hack that gave him access to unlimited cash?
Dan Saunders discovered a hack that gave him access to unlimited cash when he was trying to use an ATM and noticed it was acting strangely and wouldn't show his balance.

What did Dan do with the money he accessed through the ATM glitch?
Dan splashed out on private jets and high-end restaurants, chartered private flights, paid off friends' student loans, and even paid for homeless people to have a place to stay for the night.

How did Dan's lifestyle change once he discovered the ATM glitch?
Dan's lifestyle changed drastically once he discovered the ATM glitch. He enjoyed a lavish lifestyle for more than four months and lived like a millionaire, partying hard and travelling the world.

How did Dan ultimately handle the situation with the bank?
Dan ultimately let the bank know of the error and accepted he had to turn himself in to the police.

What is the current status of Dan Saunders' story?
Dan's story is currently being made into a film and he is writing his life story.

AI Comments

👍 This is an incredible story of how a man was able to make the most of an ATM glitch and enjoy a lavish lifestyle for four months. It's inspiring to see how he was able to use his good fortune to help those in need.

👎 This article glorifies Dan's actions, which were in fact illegal and resulted in him serving time in jail. His story should serve as a reminder of the consequences of breaking the law.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about a man who found a glitch in an ATM system that allowed him to get unlimited cash. He went on a four-month bender, spending the money on private jets and high-end restaurants. Eventually, he turned himself in to the police and was sentenced to 12 months in jail.

Friend: Wow, that's crazy. It's crazy to think that he was able to do all of that and not get caught.

Me: Yeah, it's amazing that he was able to get away with it for as long as he did. It just goes to show how technology can be exploited if you know what you're doing. It's also a bit of a cautionary tale about how easily one can be tempted into a life of crime if the opportunity presents itself.

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Technical terms

ATM Glitch
A malfunction in an automated teller machine (ATM) that allows a user to access more money than they have in their account.
A type of computer crime in which a malicious actor attempts to gain unauthorized access to a computer system or network.
Lavish Lifestyle
A lifestyle characterized by the acquisition and consumption of luxury goods and services.
Private Jets
A type of aircraft that is owned or leased by an individual or company for private use.
High-End Restaurants
Restaurants that offer high-quality food and services at a premium price.
A specialized police unit that is trained to respond to high-risk situations such as hostage taking, barricaded suspects, and active shooters.
Theft and Fraud Charges
Criminal charges related to the illegal taking of property or money, or the intentional deception of another person or entity for financial gain.

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