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VISA system has crashed across Europe an UK

Postby silverbullet » 01 Jun 2018, 18:29

Cash is still king.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... now-so-far

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Re: VISA system has crashed across Europe an UK

Postby 937carrera » 01 Jun 2018, 18:35

Yep, and your bank (or anyone else) doesn't know where you spend your money, one thing less to profile you.

The more contactless is used, the more money the banks make, there are already signs that using cash is being portrayed as socially unacceptable.
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Re: VISA system has crashed across Europe an UK

Postby Mr Bean » 01 Jun 2018, 19:13

Yes - "parties" and breweries spring to mind.
Or is it that old chestnut Garbage in - Garbage out. Or cheap legacy software being stretched a bit more than one bit too by one of the major parasitic industries.
I hope it isn't the unthinkable... :shock:
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Re: VISA system has crashed across Europe an UK

Postby DoubleOSeven » 01 Jun 2018, 19:23

What, The Russians?!

Your probably right though, some ancient FORTRAN code finally giving up the ghost (in the machine).
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Re: VISA system has crashed across Europe an UK

Postby silverbullet » 01 Jun 2018, 20:51

Probably still running Windows 3.1 (although thats probably more reliable?)

Managed to pay for fuel in Morrisons an hour ago, system already recovering it would seem.

Still went to the cash point, just in case ;)

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Re: VISA system has crashed across Europe an UK

Postby skysurfin09 » 17 Jun 2018, 08:43

Payments declined at Tesco and the vets but accepted another Visa card. Perhaps I'm overdrawn?
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