BBC Moneybox - contactless hiccups
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Wed May 22 09:28:42 BST 2013
In article <20130521170923.GD20185 at snowy.squish.net>, Jon Ribbens
<jon+ukcrypto at unequivocal.co.uk> writes
>> (1) I agree that charging the customer twice **for the same
>> transaction** is an application flaw in the POS device - and it smacks
>> of a major error in POS device certification (may also be a breach of
>> the Merchant Agreement if it really happened - but that it did happen
>> might be an urban myth).
>I've personally seen a POS machine print me a "declined" receipt
>for a transaction that was actually approved.
And last week I had a Debit Card transaction "declined", when what they
meant was "we can't seem to contact your bank at the moment, so hard
But I suppose they'd say it was the POS machine declining to take the
card, not the bank declining to authorise the funds. They really should
have two different expressions for that.
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