Is Mastercard down? Issues, outages and errors explained

MASTERCARD is experiencing some technical difficulties across the United States.

The credit card company began experiencing issues on Thursday, May 21, 2022.

Is Mastercard down?

According to Downdetector, the outage began to hit users starting on Saturday, May 21, around 1.30 ET, before over a thousand more users reported outages by around 10pm ET.

Mastercard holders have continued to experience issues into Sunday.

The outlet claims nearly 62 percent of Mastercard users are experiencing issues with purchases, with 24 percent of reported issues coming from payments.

Meanwhile, 14 percent of users said they had trouble accessing the website.

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One user took to Downdetector on Saturday to warn others: "No credit or debit cards working in Stop n shop in NJ, USA, right now."

Some users took to social media to complain: "okay how the hell has @Mastercard still not fixed this credit card issue? it’s been 11 hours and they still haven’t fixed it. ridiculous"

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Some even took to humor: "It kept me from my impulse buy, took it as a sign to buy gold and hide it in my mattress."

Others shared their experiences: "All my MasterCards have been declined. Plenty of credit and money in my account. Gas attendant had to spot me $5 for gas. This caused unnecessary and embarrassing episode."

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