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Waitrose hit as Verifone payment system crashes

From BBC - January 16, 2018

Waitrose has apologised after customers were left unable to pay by card on Tuesday evening.

The supermarket chain was one of several businesses hit by a failure at card machine network Verifone.

Customers in Birmingham and London were among those taking to social media, saying they had been asked to pay with cash in Waitrose stores when the card system crashed.

Waitrose and Verifone said the problem had now been resolved.

One customer, David Iwanow, tweeted that the credit card payment system had crashed across all of Waitrose's stores.

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