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Old October 14th, 2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default What happens when walmart's EBT system goes down?



The EBT processing system at walmart was not returning "cash available on card" amounts.

EVERYTHING in the walmart ends up selling.



http://www.ksla.com/story/23679489/w...-in-ebt-glitch
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Old October 14th, 2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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I wonder how many carts were full of soda and junk food...

"Hey, our EBT is broked, let's load the cart up with Tab and Value Ripples!"
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Old October 14th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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Oh, and I like at the bottom of the page under "We Recommend", there's the story 'Infant raped at daycare center'... WTF is wrong with people.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #4
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EVERYTHING in the walmart ends up selling.



http://www.ksla.com/story/23679489/w...-in-ebt-glitch
I just swipe my EBT.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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Evans believes it was natural human reaction that led people to fill up their carts during the glitch, but Walmart shoppers Stan and Judy Garcia feel very differently. "That's plain theft, that's stealing that's all I got to say about it," said Garcia.
It's sad that this should be considered a 'natural human reaction'
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It sounds to me that some people will be loosing thier EBT cards.

"We were monitoring all transactions during the outage" said the corporate lady and then the LA DHS "We take fraud seriously". This could get interesting.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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It's sad that this should be considered a 'natural human reaction'
A natural human reaction to loot a store? Seriously? That guy is a fucktard.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #8
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A natural human reaction to loot a store? Seriously? That guy is a fucktard.
It is Louisiana. Look what happened around Katrina. Even the cops were looting the stores down there.
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Amazing how fast the word spreads when stuff like this happens....
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It sounds to me that some people will be loosing thier EBT cards.

"We were monitoring all transactions during the outage" said the corporate lady and then the LA DHS "We take fraud seriously". This could get interesting.
I agree. I hope they DO take action and remove the funds from future card disbursements.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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People on welfare working system flaws, say it isn't so.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #12
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Amazing how fast the word spreads when stuff like this happens....
not amazing when you consider they most likely spread the word via their ObamaPhones
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not amazing when you consider they most likely spread the word via their ObamaPhones
I've never seen a Bridge Card user with an ObamaPhone, unless Obie is handing out iPhones now.
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Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card
So corporate knew this was going on and they still let it happen? How is that not fraud too?

Hey let them buy as much as possible and we will get tons of money from the government.
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So corporate knew this was going on and they still let it happen? How is that not fraud too?

Hey let them buy as much as possible and we will get tons of money from the government.
It's ok, it's human nature.
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Wallyworld could end up not getting paid on the stuff bought, if corporate said go ahead. I imaging corp didn't know what exactly the problem was, that's why they said continue taking ebt. As for human nature, some humans should just plain be shot in the face.
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That's because their kids get the Obamaphones while they get the nice one.
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It sounds to me that some people will be loosing thier EBT cards.

"We were monitoring all transactions during the outage" said the corporate lady and then the LA DHS "We take fraud seriously". This could get interesting.
Absolutly nobody will loose their EBT cards. That's the problem, the worse LA DHS is going to do is holdout like $ .25 a month to replay the overdrawn cards.
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