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Is Visa down?  Problems, failures and errors explained

IN A WORLD where technology is the primary placeholder, delays or outages can cause problems nationwide.

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, Visa users reported that the credit card company was facing issues across the United States.


Visa would experience blackouts in the United StatesCredit: Rex Features

Is Visa down?

According to Downdetector, the outage began affecting users beginning at 1 p.m. ET, before more than a thousand additional users reported outages around 3 p.m. ET.

The outlet says nearly 78% of Visa users experience problems with purchases, with 18% of reported problems stemming from payments.

Meanwhile, 4% of users said they had difficulty accessing the website.

What did people say about the Visa outage?

One user took to Downdetector to write, “Our two retail stores cannot process any visa transactions. None.

Is Visa down?  Problems, failures and errors explained
Is Visa down?  Problems, failures and errors explained

The user continued, “Not over an internet or landline connection. Some debit transactions appear to be in progress.”

Another added: “I work for Pepboys in Daytona and we had a temporary issue. But it was resolved pretty quickly.

“Our card machines are working again.”

Another user wrote: “Unable to make purchases at Lowe’s – NO ONE CAN make card purchases.”

“Can’t use credit card in Dennis and Orleans on Cape Cod,” one user replied.

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