Cape Town – A Cape Town man got the shock of his life when he realised he paid a whooping R120 000 instead of R1 200 to fill up his vehicle at an Engen garage in Muizenberg.
A picture of the receipt went viral on social media after Sebastian Santino de Allende posted it on his Facebook page in a bid to get Engen to rectify the obvious mistake.
On Tuesday De Allende alleged that his full tank of petrol was R1 200 but he was charged R120 020, 12 instead.
Upon realising the error, De Allende attempted to contact Engen to get his money back but received no communication.
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“Engen SA I expect better, my full tank of petrol was R1 200. Your cashier took R120 020.12 from my account instead. This happened at the Muizenberg garage on Thursday the 8th. The money is still not in my account and I’ve received no calls or emails about this. I have been trying to contact you privately but I cannot find any way. Fix this before I take action!” he wrote in a Facebook post that has since been deleted.
Social media went abuzz, with users commenting on the “nice life problems” of De Allende, while others said their bank balance wouldn’t have allowed for suck a mistake as their cards would have declined.
A few hours later, De Allende gave an update on this Facebook page, saying the money was “immediately returned” and confirmed he had since deleted his initial post.
“Thank you to everyone for sharing the post about Engen. It got their attention and they immediately returned the money. I did delete the post because people were going crazy and I was getting friend requests every 5 seconds, it went way too viral but thank you, all sorted now,” he wrote.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe