Massive lines and the inability to make purchases have been reported across Target stores across the country, as the retailer's cash registers are not functioning due to a "system problem," despite that hours later Target announced that he had solved the problem.
According to CNN, "officials at three different locations in Georgia," they say the registers were shut down for 45 minutes at 15:00 ET. Instead, employees are forced to use mobile phones to process transactions, according to BuzzFeed News, with customers reporting hours to check and in some cases abandon their wagons to go somewhere else. Personnel in some places apparently handed out free drinks and snacks to the affected customers. The photos show that some stores have been closed while a Richmond customer told SFGate that the interim check methods are from 15 to 20 minutes per customer.
Place in San Francisco on June 15, 2019 Photo: Michael Litke (AP)
"They made the situation as professionals," BuzzFeed told Mississippi's location in Mississippi and the location of Dover. "They continue to export Starbucks to all, because what better way to calm the intense crowd than giving them caffeine shots!"
"The crowd did not get rebellious," Clark said on the site. "Just a little move here and there."
"It was just a sea of very frustrated people," said Edmond, the Oklahoma customer Brody Butler. "People were throwing their things on the ground or just pushing their cars down the aisle and leaving."
In 2013, Target's national credit card database was violated, which threatened the security of debit and credit card data of about 40 million. , as well as individual data, including names, phone numbers, postal addresses, and email addresses of tens of millions of others. In 2017, Target agreed to pay $ 18.5 million in an agreement (as the total damage estimate is $ 202 million)
This does not seem to be a similar situation. Goal spokesman Daniel Schuman said after an "initial but in-depth review," she said interruptions were not "data breaches or a security issue," and no data were compromised, BuzzFeed wrote. The staff solved the problem in two hours.