Lots of lines and the inability to make purchases are reported throughout the country at Target stores after retailer registers of cash have been malfunctioned due to a " system issues, "although some time has passed the agreement has already been agreed upon.
According to CNN, "employees in three different locations in Georgia" said that the registers dropped 45 minutes at 3:00 pm ET. Clerks are instead forced to use cell phones to process transactions, according to BuzzFeed News, with customers reporting hours of time waiting to look and in some cases abandoning their carts to go elsewhere. Staff at some locations seemed to provide free drinks and snacks to affected customers. The photos show that at least some stores are closed, while a Richmond customer says in SFGate that checkgap checkout procedures take up to 15 to 20 minutes per customer.
"They face the situation like the pros," Mississippi resident and D & # 39; Iberville's Jeff Clark customer at BuzzFeed. "They keep bringing Starbucks shooters for everyone because it's a better way to calm a stronger person than to give them caffeine shots!"
"The crowd is not surprising," Clark told the site. "Just a little whinging here and there."
"It's just a sea of very frustrated people," Edmond, Oklahoma customer Brodie Butler told the Washington Post. "People threw their things on the ground or just pushing their carts in the hallway and walking."
In 2013, Target's national credit card database was broken, compromising the security of approximately 40 million account debit and credit card data, as well as separate data including names, numbers phone, mail address, and email addresses in tens of millions more. In 2017, Target agreed to pay $ 18.5 million in an agreement (a total damage estimate of $ 202 million).
It does not look like the situation. Target spokeswoman Danielle Schumann said that after "a first but thorough review," it identified that losses were not a "data breach or security issue" and no data was compromised, BuzzFeed wrote . The staff decided the problem after two hours.