I just threw $200 down the porto potty
For the past few months I've been selling my ass off on eBay to get a PS3. My July-September sales (I haven't sold anything this month) totaled up to $234.80 which was safe in my PayPal account. I figured I would transfer it into my bank account. I entered my bank information into PP and sent the $234.80 to my bank account (occasionally PP has bugged me to add an account but I usually ignored it until now).
2 days pass and PP says the transfer was complete. (cue Homer Simpson WOOHOO!) So I log into my bank online, but my balance was completely untouched, not a single cent entered or left my account all month.
I check back at PP and it turns out I typed in the wrong number. If PP says the transfer was complete, then it probably means that the account existed, so basically I just gave $234 to some stranger.
This means I could have just helped a pedophile get his van repainted, or contributed to a serial killer's firearms savings, or DONATED $200 TO TERRORISTS.
This is not a good day. :(