TriMet machines froze thousands of credit cards

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

TriMet says a programming bug on its end erroneously marked 2,500 card transactions a month for fraud.

Chris Tucker, TriMet’s director of revenue operations, said the agency just recently discovered the glitch.

“Every time someone purchases a ticket, there is a one in ten chance the machine will fail,” said John Campbell of Portland. “I can’t easily think of another technology in routine use today that fails as often as one time in ten — even the latest versions of Windows perform much better than that!”

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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