Target system glitch causes chaos at stores nationwide

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(June 15, 2014) – A Target system glitch in its customer checkout systems caused delays and long lines at some stores across the country Sunday night.

The company issued a brief statement after social media lit up with reports Sunday evening of big backups and closed cash registers in the checkout lines.

“Target has identified an issue impacting checkout at some of our U.S. stores. The glitch is causing delays at some checkouts, but is not in any way related to a security issue.” spokeswoman Molly Snider said in an email. “We apologize to anyone impacted, and we are working with guests in stores where the issue has not yet been resolved to accommodate their needs.”

Long lines and the inability to pay for their purchases saw an outcry on social media, with customers in at least five different states complaining that debit card payments weren’t working at the checkout lines.


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