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Old 10-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #21
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They'll probably be over their allowed limit and have to accept smaller amounts until they've made up whatever they spent or they'll have to pay it back outright.

Do you really think the government will say "Oh, sorry. We accidentally gave you too much free money. Keep it."
Or they can just tack it on to the $17 trillion debt
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Seeing as it's Xerox's fault for the outage, I'm pretty sure tracking down the specific people who went well over their limit is going to be pretty damn hard. That's going to be a serious data nightmare between Wal-Mart and Xerox. That is, if they can recover the EBD identification numbers to tie it to each person, considering Xerox was performing an upgrade at the time.

The store was supposed to call on the phone and verify how much was in each account. They did not do this. That is the contingency plan Xerox had in place, as there is no other way to verify.
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Seeing as it's Xerox's fault for the outage, I'm pretty sure tracking down the specific people who went well over their limit is going to be pretty damn hard. That's going to be a serious data nightmare between Wal-Mart and Xerox. That is, if they can recover the EBD identification numbers to tie it to each person, considering Xerox was performing an upgrade at the time.

The store was supposed to call on the phone and verify how much was in each account. They did not do this. That is the contingency plan Xerox had in place, as there is no other way to verify.
The Xerox can pay back the taxpayer. Problem solved.
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Seeing as it's Xerox's fault for the outage, I'm pretty sure tracking down the specific people who went well over their limit is going to be pretty damn hard. That's going to be a serious data nightmare between Wal-Mart and Xerox. That is, if they can recover the EBD identification numbers to tie it to each person, considering Xerox was performing an upgrade at the time.

The store was supposed to call on the phone and verify how much was in each account. They did not do this. That is the contingency plan Xerox had in place, as there is no other way to verify.
Were the stores notified of this? There's no way they could have called to confirm each of the customer's cards..
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Were the stores notified of this? There's no way they could have called to confirm each of the customer's cards..
Yes, when they signed up to allow EBT they were notified of this. They have the documents and plan available from Xerox, and that is the protocol: use the phone system to authorize EBT purchases.

Wal-Mart chose not to do this, and simply let all of the transactions go through anyway.
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Basically when Wal-Mart said that they were going to continue accepting EBT payments, they exasperated the problem tremendously. At that point they made all customers feel a relief of guilt and blaming it on the computer system, which is honestly, what any normal person would feel if they heard that.

They should have stated that they required to call in to verify every EBT purchase, and that the process would take longer as a result. I guarantee if they said that, they'd not only have potentially not lost anything, but the massive frenzy that occurred would have been greatly quelled.
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Basically when Wal-Mart said that they were going to continue accepting EBT payments, they exasperated the problem tremendously.
They "exacerbated" it, BUTTMUNCH.
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srry I didn't know how long you stalked to wait for just the right moment, CHODE BUCKET
I wait as long as it takes, SPERMBEARD.
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