Would you jump on the chance for some free food? Most people would answer yes, so when a glitch affected the food delivery app, DoorDash, many jumped at the chance for the freebie.
The technical hiccup was established as a “payment processing issue” that allowed users to place an order without entering payment information. News of the glitch made its way online with many sharing their “free orders.”
Although some just treated themselves to a free meal, others went a bit too far. One customer ordered $1,949.70 worth of Don Julio Reposado Tequila, while others received $20,000 worth of seafood and Plan B.
Despite being fun and games at first, the fanfare was short-lived after users posted screenshots of charges from the app after their orders. Apparently, DoorDash said the company was canceling orders made during the glitch.
“We’re actively canceling fraudulent orders, and are in touch with merchants impacted to ensure they are compensated for any unauthorized orders they may have received.
“We work to ensure that we are always offering the highest quality of service to the communities we serve, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this,” the company said.