Today a couple of Google Pay users have reported a strange error message, as shown above.
In particular, we have seen the error affecting ANZ and Westpac customers. It’s unclear if the issue is affecting some or all customers, or if the issue is widespread or localised.
So far as we’re aware, two Ausdroid users have reported issues. It doesn’t appear to be applicable to all customers of particular banks. Duncan, for example, banks with ANZ and reported his Google Pay card stopped working. I also bank with ANZ and have had no problems earlier this evening.
It does seem as if it could be quite localised, but we’re putting this out there: have you seen problems with your Google Pay profile in the last day or so? It doesn’t seem to be any one bank, or any one particular kind of device. Two of these failures just within Ausdroid in a short period of time suggests something else went wrong (even if only temporarily).
Let us know below in the comments. We’ve also approached Google for comment on this unusual issue, and will come back to you if we receive any further insight.