I noticed a bank error on my statement in my favour. Do I get to keep the money?
Though it may seem like a gift from a higher power that you received this money, you must remember that it is not yours and you are not entitled to it. Chances are the bank will discover the error and take it back. If you have spent this money you are liable to pay it back, and if you neglect to do so your credit will suffer. Not to mention if the money is taken out after you have spent it, it could leave your account in the negative zone, and you will be responsible for the overdraft charges. If you explain the mistake and return the money you will feel good about being honest and maybe even receive a small gift of appreciation from the bank.