09-10-2008: they replied 😀
“Dear Mr Mohammed,
Reffering to your request, kindly note that i have check your number and it is the same as the one you gave it to us,
expanding the mobile number field in order to accept 8 digits instead of 7 digits, kindly note that for the time being our system accepts only 7 digits which will be valid until further notification. Expanded will be fixed soon.
Sorry for any inconvenience”
1st day of work after a long vacation just had my morning Tea/Milk while browsing the web i hear my mobile sms alert i got this sms from 801801 ( NBK ):
“Your account 0110 has been credited with 500.000 KWD on 05/10, 08:38. The available balance of your account is 600.000 KWD “
i started to wonder who or what or why i suddenly got 500KD in my account ?
Ramadan blessings and i won Aljawhara ? ( no i don’t even have one )
late 3eedyea ? ( don’t know anyone that rich 😛 )
did someone send me a gift ? ( not my birthday )
while i was squeezing my brain trying to think about the source of this amount i logged into my account and checked the balance it was not 600KWD it was more like 300 fils or something 😛 oh and my account wasn’t 0110 anyway
turns out to be a glitch in NBK’s SMS banking probably they didn’t update their numbering scheme or they did and that caused some bug in the system probably they sent someone else’s details to me ( Lucky guy care to share some of your reward ? 😛 )
ah well back to work… and thank you NBK for making me live those exciting seconds of my life 😛
UPDATE : i got an sms again stating that the pin number has been successfully selected, so i call 801801 to report this the guy was like ” La wallah ?!!? ” so ya36eh el 3afya he removed my number from the system and reset my sms service.
next morning i get another SMS : “Your account 0110 has been debited with 55.750 KWD on 7/10, 09:53. The available balance of your account is 544.250 KWD” seems like the 500KD guy is a bit busy this morning, i checked the online page and got a reply from one gentleman stating that he rest my SMS service this was before i got the new SMS…
Conclusion : i will be able to track down all this guy’s transactions until someone at NBK finally realises that the new customer gave them the wrong number or he forgot to add a 9 infronnt of his number, i wonder if someone else is getting my SMSs .. well seems we have to wait for the next salary to know 😛 unless someone would be so generous to deposit 100000000000 KWD in my account ( for testing reasons !Honest )