Wal-Mart finds gift card error, apologizes for inconvenience - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wal-Mart finds gift card error, apologizes for inconvenience

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart says it's having problems processing gift cards.

Wal-Mart says that once it discovered the problem, it investigated and found that a "third-party verifier's systems had an inadvertent processing error." The retailer said the error caused delays in gift card verifications.

The Bentonville-based company says it's working with the vendor to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

When reached for comment, Wal-Mart said it could not provide any additional details on the matter.

Wal-Mart shares fell 36 cents to close earlier at $48.38.

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