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German magazine c't is reporting that a problem with Cybercash's IVerify software could cause owners of Visa and Mastercards to get billed twice. The problem, the magazine reports, could cause debits to be recorded twice, and has happened because Cybercash has failed to install Y2K patches in its software. c't also says that incidents of the glitch have already happened in London, and that the problem may apply in other European countries too. If the magazine is correct, then the best advice we can give is for you to closely look at the billings you receive this month. The German story can be found here. ®

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