Visa admits technical problem could have left Czechs, Poles, Hungarians out of pocket

Visa announced on Thursday that its customers in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary could have been left out of pocket following a glitch in its systems earlier this week. An unspecified number of customers who withdrew money from ATMs in the region at the beginning of the week have been left with duplicated withdrawals on their accounts. A spokesperson for the company said that customers could have been charged on more than one occasion for each withdrawal that they made. One Polish newspaper reported that its editor had been charged on 17 occasions for a single withdrawal. Visa has declined to comment upon the number of customers affected by the glitch. The firm did, however, stress that this was not the work of hackers. According to a spokesperson, the problem has now been fixed, and customers will be refunded.

Author: Rosie Johnston