This is why you should check your bank account if you used a debit card in Sheffield last week 


Scores of people across Sheffield could have been wrongly charged twice for debit card payments last week. 

An error with a particular card terminal run by Cardnet, a joint venture between Lloyds Bank and First Data, meant money came out of bank accounts twice but transactions only showed up once.

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Lloyds Banking Group said just under five per cent of Cardnet machine transactions were affected during part of August 29 and people have now been refunded. 

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The majority of affected transactions involved Visa debit cards.

Cardnet handles more than 1.2 billion transactions every year, according to its website.

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It claims to make it "easy for merchants to accept card transactions online, in person or by phone."