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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Then I assume you have a link handy?
    Walmart: Food stamps spree caused by Xerox - CSMonitor.com

    Xerox corporate spokesman Bill McKee provided a written company statement saying that Xerox has a "documented process for retailers like Wal-Mart to follow in response to EBT outages."
    Next step on food stamp fraud up to Wal-Mart, local police say | NOLA.com

    Xerox, a contractor in charge of EBT Cards, has an emergency backup procedure in place that allows retailers to call Xerox and authorize up to $50 in purchases per recipient during such outages.
    Would you like more?

    It appears that it will most likely be WalMart who eats the cost, however they could go after those who overspent their limits. Now, it is not likely that WalMart would do this since WalMart doesn't generally prosecute attempted shoplifting, and this simply wouldn't look good for WalMart. In fact, the best thing they could do is eat the costs and claim that it helped people.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Walmart: Food stamps spree caused by Xerox - CSMonitor.com



    Next step on food stamp fraud up to Wal-Mart, local police say | NOLA.com



    Would you like more?

    It appears that it will most likely be WalMart who eats the cost, however they could go after those who overspent their limits. Now, it is not likely that WalMart would do this since WalMart doesn't generally prosecute attempted shoplifting, and this simply wouldn't look good for WalMart. In fact, the best thing they could do is eat the costs and claim that it helped people.
    Please...

    I want details. not incomplete dribble from a news outlet and "sources say..."

    If the system is down, those are the procedures to follow. That all goes out the window when the system allows the transaction.

    I challenge you to show me otherwise. Show me the actual agreement, else be tagged as a lemming.

    The system allowed the purchases... Right... with no manual intervention... right...
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Do you understand the magnitude of the problem and the slow response time to address every customer?
    Its a better business decision than just processing the sales of people you know probably cannot really pay for a purchase. Do you think Walmart would have done this had it been a Visa credit card glitch instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I agree that it was the better call than unlimited use. Would you agree a $50 or $100 limit would have been sufficient? Still, CJ's point is very valid. Liberals slam Walmart every chance they get. I see it as them trying to avoid bad publicity, but it obviously backfired.
    If I were a business owner, I wouldn't have even given them a $50-$100 pass nor would I expect the taxpayers to pay the price for my own stupidity in allowing such transactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Are you being an apologist for unethical people? Stop a moment and listen to your self!
    As I said before, I think they are equally culpable.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Please...

    I want details. not incomplete dribble from a news outlet and "sources say..."

    If the system is down, those are the procedures to follow. That all goes out the window when the system allows the transaction.

    I challenge you to show me otherwise. Show me the actual agreement, else be tagged as a lemming.
    Louisiana Official: Walmart Responsible To Pay For EBT Glitch Shopping Spree CBS Houston

    You can live in denial, but it has already been determined. They knew the procedure and chose not to follow it. It isn't hard to figure out that the procedure is as is being reported since most people including myself, witnessed the evidence on the day of the system problem. WalMart is on the hook.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes, and the account holder bets debited. Even if it becomes an overdraft.
    huh, you can't overdraft a gift card?

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Louisiana Official: Walmart Responsible To Pay For EBT Glitch Shopping Spree CBS Houston

    You can live in denial, but it has already been determined. They knew the procedure and chose not to follow it. It isn't hard to figure out that the procedure is as is being reported since most people including myself, witnessed the evidence on the day of the system problem. WalMart is on the hook.
    I feel pity you.

    You believe every thing a political spokesman says...

    I think the courts will say otherwise.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    The EBT card is suppose to be treated like a debit card, right?
    No, as I already pointed out multiple times, they operate more like a gift card

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    huh, you can't overdraft a gift card?
    The authorizing authority is responsible, right?

    Who was the authorizing authority that had no limit?

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    The authorizing authority is responsible, right?
    If a bank knowingly allows you to coomit fraud through their banking system, they are also culpable. This is akin to what happened here.

    Who was the authorizing authority that had no limit?
    Walmart is the entity that authorized the purchases when they were within full knowledge that the system was not properly working. That is directly aiding the criminal activity here.

    I'm sorry you can't see that and have no concept of personal responsibility. But hey, at least you get to claim one online ...

    LOL~!!!!

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I feel pity you.

    You believe every thing a political spokesman says...

    I think the courts will say otherwise.
    Not if WalMart doesn't fight it.

    And if they do, I'm willing to bet that the court will easily side with the government and Xerox against WalMart since they can show they have a policy for such things in place/set up, that the rest of the retailers around the nation used, including most other WalMarts.
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