A while ago I ordered some pizza online – well 41 pizzas, to be exact. The process was smooth: open a mobile app, choose the products, transfer to shopping cart, fill in delivery details, contact info, and credit card data, click “Pay now”. Then something really odd happened: I saw an order confirmation flash on the screen but in a couple of seconds it was blotted out by a big, red “payment refused” message. At the same time, my email inbox notified me I had a new message. The message said my pizza order was received and confirmed. Was it, really? I needed to feed 40 hungry people.
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