User puts out desperate plea after accidentally sending $1.5 million in Bitcoin to ‘Jared from Subway’
| Last updated
Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Thanumporn Thongkongkaew/Zuma Press, Inc.
With the cost of living crisis, it’s more important than ever to watch the pennies.
However, one unlucky cryptocurrency user accidentally sent $1.5 million in Bitcoin to someone with the nickname ‘jaredfromsubway’ – in several transactions.
It seems the mistake has cost the user dearly, as they’ve now gone viral for their panicked message to ‘Jared’.
They wrote: “Jared from Subway, if you are reading this please help. I sent you by mistake tokens for about $1.5 m. Is there any possibility to get them back?”
The lengthy post continued, with the user sounding like they were involved in some very shady business (eeek).
It read: “Or my investors would kill me. Please help, Jared! I want to live,” wrote the author of the mistake, before providing the details of the transactions.
Shockingly though, ‘Jared’ initially remained silent and seemingly pocketed the funds for himself.
This is according to Twitter user @0xCuteSocks, who first shared the strange post on social media.
Despite being originally posted on the private server, the request has now gone viral with it being seen over 1.3 million times on Twitter.
The internet is continuing to react to the unlucky Bitcoin user, with many arguing that this is why they avoid cryptocurrency altogether.
One shocked tweet read: “It's incredible how much trust people put in these decentralized systems, but it's also a reminder to always double-check the wallet address before sending large amounts of money!”
However, they did have some empathy for the user, writing: “I hope the person who made the mistake is able to get their funds back.”
Another user agreed and vented their frustration, writing: “How do you make multiple accidental transactions to the wrong address? Like you should check after the first one?”
However, it seems the Bitcoin user’s luck has finally turned around.
In a follow-up tweet, @0xCuteSocks revealed that ‘Jared’ had returned the eye-watering sum later on.
They shared a screenshot of the Discord server, which read: “My story finished with happy end. Jared is a very good person. All money were refund.”
The user also explained how the transactions had gone wrong, adding that they ‘misstyped’ the address where the tokens were being transferred to.
We guess ‘camper’ is now a happy camper, after having millions returned to them.