Google Pay rewards program recently appeared a bug, resulting in some user accounts accidentally receiving cash rewards. Android researcher Mishaal Rahman was the first to discover the problem, and users would receive $5-1100 in rewards.
The Google Pay rewards program is primarily a cashback program where consumers receive a percentage of their purchases after participating in a promotion. But this newly revealed bug sends users rewards that clearly exceed the cashback percentage.
The rewards users received prompted “dogfooding the Google Pay Remittance experience”, indicating a pre-release internal Beta.
Foreign technology media The TechOutlook speculated that Google Pay originally planned to test the new algorithm internally and ended up opening it to ordinary users. It is not clear how many users were affected by the vulnerability, nor is it clear how much money each user specifically received.