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It interesting over the weekend I got several emails telling me about cell phones being down, internet being down, and get this, EBT cards not working and having no money associated to them.
This is a concern because when the US Government has payment failures, then there is possibly something happening that the press is not telling you about.
Now, we know that computers have problems and that states, counties and cities run on computers. But what is interesting is that since the beginning of 2016, The US government has had over 2,700 reports on downdetector.com showing that they have been late loading the money onto these EBT cards.
originally posted by: muzzleflash
They could have been cut off, and just haven't made it down to the office to speak to their case worker to look up the problem. Just because complaints have been filed doesn't mean much without more detailed information.
A few thousand reports out of millions of applicants isn't really any indicator of a problem, unless that problem is people file complaints before they investigate deeper. But maybe there is a mistake somewhere? Who knows...
originally posted by: Sremmos80
I was able to just go on that site and two clicks later I had issued a problem.
Wonder how many others did that for what ever reason. Probably just one big psy op.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: CagliostroTheGreat
The implications are terrifying. This could easily lead to food riots.
Or people accepting jobs.