That is a word that you never want to hear your doctor say... Well, I had a "whoops" moment last month when I accidentally overpaid my telephone bill -- to the tune of nearly $700. I pay most of my bills through my checking account online, and I must have somehow confused a credit card bill with the phone bill. It was a few days after the payment went through to the phone company that I realized my error.
This turned into a panic when I also realized that my credit card payment hadn't been made, and it was too late schedule another bill payment since the due date had passed. After a frantic call to the credit card company, I explained the situation to them. They agreed that I wouldn't be charged any late fee if I could make an over-the-phone payment that same day, which I did.
To make a long story short, the issue with the credit card was resolved without any problem. However, I still have over $600 in credit on my phone bill. I guess that I could request that they send a refund check for the overpaid amount, but I haven't decided what to do yet.
I guess that old age is catching up with me. Has anything like this ever happened to you?