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Oct 15 2013, 1:22am CDT | by , in News | Black Friday

Walmart Food Stamps Buying Spree Caused by EBT Error
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The Electronics Benefits Transfer system had a malfunction over the weekend causing trouble for Walmart stores in Louisiana.

Walmart Store in Louisiana got a taste of Black Friday past weekend. A glitch in the Electronics Benefits Transfer system (EBT) removed the spending limit on digital cards of Food Stamps recipients.

Shoppers apparently took full advantage of the removed limit and kept on shopping. Walmart decided to keep on charging the cards. The temporary glitch was caused by a power outage according to this report on CBS News.

The error was fixed pretty quickly and the "free" shopping spree was over pretty soon. You can watch the TV report about the incident below.

KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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