Sunday, July 19, 2020

A Few Too Many Swipes at Margaritas?

Diners at Margaritas Mexican Grill might want to pay only in cash. WJTV reported:


Anonymous said...

One of the other Jackson stations interviewed the general manager and he said it was a " system error". Kind of like Covid shut us down and we needed yo money.

Anonymous said...

No masks. No social distancing.

Just a mob pissed off about tacos.

Anonymous said...

Just a misunderstanding

Anonymous said...

Are the cops and news media so stupid to not know what this is? No established business would do this on purpose and its next to impossible to do in error. They clearly have a rouge employee on staff running the cards a few extra times and taking an equal amount of cash. The register balances for a few days and when people finally complain the crook is gone or has gone quiet. In these days of call-in and take-out there are plenty of transactions with “card not present” being approved by processors. All you gotta do is snap a picture of the card or write down the details of the card and then find a POS machine to run it thru.

Anonymous said...

6:07, that's not how it works, while cards and cash are run through the same point of sale system the transactions are not "interchangeable" and are not used to balance cash receipts.

Anonymous said...

That's why we go to CINCO!... the BEST!!!

(And no, I'm not owner, employee - but a long time well pleased customer)

Anonymous said...

6:07 is correct. 7:57 doesn't have a clue.

Anonymous said...

Not sure about 6:07 or 7:57 being correct or not but a large number of people from my church had this happen at a now closed Mexican restaurant in Byram, MS. About three weeks after we all ate there one Sunday night, a duplicate charge showed up on all of our credit cards / debit cards. It turned out that the restaurant changed their credit card processing company and some how that days charges were run through a second time (three weeks after the original charge) during the transition. The restaurant was very embarrassed and quickly contacted the processing company. In a few days the charges were fixed.

Anonymous said...

Ummm No @9:48

@8:32 is correct. Cinco de Mayo is the BEST!!

Anonymous said...

Just wear your I.C.E. t-shirt when you visit these places. They won't F with you.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:33 that happened to me at that Byram restaurant and it was owned at that time by the same family as Margatitas. The Byram restaurant never fully recovered from the incident.

Anonymous said...

I may rethink my immigration stance a little. These people are one of the few that didn’t fall for this covid shit

Anonymous said...

What are you doing eating at restaurant anyway???

There's P A N D E M I C

Hide under your bed and wait for the authorities to declare everything is "safe."

Oh, and 5:35 if you wear an ICE t-shirt you can guarantee some sort of special ingredient is added to your order.

Anonymous said...

Not exactly sure how they are doing this, but the last time I and my family was there was in January 2020. Somehow got swiped twice since mid June. Leveled a complaint and was offered cash on the spot.

Anonymous said...

Giving up possession of your card, even for a few seconds, puts you at risk for fraud. Anybody with access to the machine can rip you off, including, but not limited to, the establishment owners, a waitperson, the cashier, etc.

This is why I have gave up using a debit card a while back. I'd rather dispute a credit card charge than wait for my funds to be put back in my checking account.

Never in a million years can an "error" by the restaurant cause this. Its intentional, whether by the establishment or by an employee.

Anonymous said...

9:30, look at the numbers in Scott County. Majority his panic and I know a lot of them who are employees of my customers(landscapers, builders, painters, drywall) who their whole crews are sick. Legit sick as they are they kind that want to work.

The ICE-Man Cometh said...

I thought my I.C.E. t-shirt was on point.

Anonymous said...

El Charro is the best in the area, and it isn't close.

Anonymous said...

Taco Bell is best !

Anonymous said...

I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt. I noticed Sunday that I had multiple charges from Margaritas show up on 2 different cards that I had used there in June. I determined that one of the charges on the card just posted 3 weeks after the fact. I called American Express on the other 2 charges. After some investigation by AMEX, they determined that the charges appeared to be duplicates(example, one charge included a tip, and a second near the same time did not). Rather than dispute charges and fill out a bunch of forms,AMEX just wrote them off on the spot. Having ate there over July 4, it appeared then that they were having problems with supplies. What a lot of these restaurants do is sign up with credit processing vendors and get advanced money using credit card receivables as collateral. It looks like to me that the processor they were using froze up their charges to retire old loan balances, and in an effort to get the restaurant resupplied, they switched vendors and in the process of getting more credit advanced, numerous old charges were rerun. I feel bad for them, it looks like a big administrative screw up that was unintentional.

Anonymous said...

This was a credit card processing company error. No fault of the restaurant owners or employees.

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