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EBT and Debit Down For Major Grocer

 
CriticalThinking

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06/22/2012 01:39 PM
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The local Fresh Market had it's EBT and Debit down yesterday at around 230P MDT. Credit was working but it was taking way too long, I waited in line for 10 minutes and the man infront of me was still waiting for his transaction to go through by the time I decided not to wait and left.
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06/22/2012 01:42 PM
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Massive cyber attack.

Stay tuned!
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This would Seem to make sense. What better way to whip up the PEASENTS then to cut off their free crap.
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06/22/2012 01:43 PM
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RBS admits computer problems will last until Monday as NatWest customers also face financial chaos

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
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06/22/2012 01:43 PM
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Just confirming, Nashville still down ATM & Debit Cards.
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Hannaford Glith halts card users:

[link to www.kjonline.com]
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thanks!!! now what about all the other stores, gas stations, and the ebt cards?
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Massive cyber attack.

Stay tuned!
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This would Seem to make sense. What better way to whip up the PEASENTS then to cut off their free crap.
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what part of DEBIT card did you miss?
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Miggy

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06/22/2012 01:45 PM
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Please post State and City where EBT/DEBIT cards are NOT working, so that we can track how wide spread this is.


bump
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I agree with this.

Even if you've already posted, please state your location again and whether your area is ok or not.

Like this.

Miggy, Northern Oklahoma. As of now all gas pumps, ATMS, Walmart, and Pyramid Grocery stores are accepting debit and EBT in my city.

Or, AC, Boston Mass. Walmart currently only accepting cash.



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IndigoSerenity76

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06/22/2012 01:48 PM
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I haven't noticed any issues in Harrisburg, PA. I always use my debit card as credit but lines don't seem to be any longer and I haven't noticed anyone having problems.
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06/22/2012 01:50 PM

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I haven't noticed any issues in Harrisburg, PA. I always use my debit card as credit but lines don't seem to be any longer and I haven't noticed anyone having problems.
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same here in IL... so far!

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Copernica

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06/22/2012 01:56 PM
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Has anyone asked the places where the cards aren't working, what system and/or bank they run through?

I'm curious is the RBS UK problem is also here....since RBS took over Charter One a few years back.
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06/22/2012 02:06 PM
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Wonder if this is what it is about?

Hacker claims mass bank breach

[link to www.zdnet.com]
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06/22/2012 02:07 PM
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THEY ARE DOWN HERE IN UTAH
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06/22/2012 02:08 PM
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EBT was down for a day at one particular grocery chain about 3 weeks ago here in Chicago. However, that must've been something with that stores electronic tranfers since they were offering to recoup the cash that EBT customers were looking to not spend but ended up doing so, and other grocery stores didn't seem to have the same problem.

This occurrence being reported today seems like it has a bit more reach than just one grocery chain.
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06/22/2012 02:10 PM
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Wonder if this is what it is about?

Hacker claims mass bank breach

[link to www.zdnet.com]
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!!!!!

but then there's the EBT issue.

and why does debit not work but in most cases, credit does???
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Anne O'Mally

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EBT was down for a day at one particular grocery chain about 3 weeks ago here in Chicago. However, that must've been something with that stores electronic tranfers since they were offering to recoup the cash that EBT customers were looking to not spend but ended up doing so, and other grocery stores didn't seem to have the same problem.

This occurrence being reported today seems like it has a bit more reach than just one grocery chain.
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it started yesterday.
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Anonymous Coward
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06/22/2012 02:14 PM
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I'm guessing the banks are trying to stop all possible breaches and doing a poor job. Perhaps they blocked all debit cards that were exposed as debit transactions and running it as a credit overrides the block they put in.

Meaning bankers made a booboo in the blocking rules. The cards should be canceled.

Maybe it takes longer to find out if a credit transaction is good and the blocks won't hit until later. Leaving the retail merchant saying Oh Shit!

There is some kind of delay with that or was at one time.
Anne O'Mally

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06/22/2012 02:19 PM
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found another article, came out 3 hours ago, on the natwest issue. what i find most compelling about this particular article is this:

What is of most concern is the "vow" of silence being kept to by the UK Government. Not one minister has made any public comment on this very serious situation. Usually you can't keep ministers quiet! Again, this is even more surprising given that RBS Group is 83% owned by the government.

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06/22/2012 02:23 PM
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Called my local ace harware,they said debit still working but internet is way slow for transactions.

kaufman,Tx
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06/22/2012 02:28 PM
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EBT was down for a day at one particular grocery chain about 3 weeks ago here in Chicago. However, that must've been something with that stores electronic tranfers since they were offering to recoup the cash that EBT customers were looking to not spend but ended up doing so, and other grocery stores didn't seem to have the same problem.

This occurrence being reported today seems like it has a bit more reach than just one grocery chain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11911349


it started yesterday.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I just tried to post a PayPal transaction using my debit and am getting an error message. Thought I would pass this along.
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THEY ARE DOWN HERE IN UTAH
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Eastern Utah experiencing it also, so far only at Fresh Market as I am at work and have no time to check more. I will stop by a few other stores after work to check on more.
Anne O'Mally

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06/22/2012 02:29 PM
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finally starting to make a little bit of progress:

[link to tickerforum.org]

and this:

[link to beansriceandgold.blogspot.com]

Friday, June 22, 2012
20 Reasons Why America’s Next Bank Holiday Will Be a Nightmare
International Money Pile in Cash and Coins
James Wesley Rawles
Survival Blog via shtfplan

The world is on now on the brink of a global credit crisis that could be far worse than the tumultuous events of 2008. The ongoing sovereign debt crisis in the southern reaches of the Eurozone indicate that bank runs in the region will continue, and that more bank closure “holidays” will be declared. Under a bank holiday, virtually all deposits could be frozen and irredeemable for days, weeks, or even months.

the above is a mirror of the original article, but i thought it'd be good to repost the info.

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Anne O'Mally

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06/22/2012 02:31 PM
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Called my local ace harware,they said debit still working but internet is way slow for transactions.

kaufman,Tx
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yesterday, internet health was in the red and jumping around a lot. today it's better.

[link to www.internetpulse.net]
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06/22/2012 02:34 PM
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EBT was down for a day at one particular grocery chain about 3 weeks ago here in Chicago. However, that must've been something with that stores electronic tranfers since they were offering to recoup the cash that EBT customers were looking to not spend but ended up doing so, and other grocery stores didn't seem to have the same problem.

This occurrence being reported today seems like it has a bit more reach than just one grocery chain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11911349


it started yesterday.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I just tried to post a PayPal transaction using my debit and am getting an error message. Thought I would pass this along.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12331196


Just tried using two other credit cards and am still getting the error. I have never had issues using PayPal before, and my account is in good standing. I used it three days ago without an issue.
DIRTFARMER
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06/22/2012 02:35 PM
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Should teach silly people to have and carry cash. Someday they will all quit, and if you don't have cash, you will go without.
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06/22/2012 02:38 PM
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My b-i-l works in this area at Publix HQ. I will ask.
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whats a b-i-l?
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I'm guessing the banks are trying to stop all possible breaches and doing a poor job. Perhaps they blocked all debit cards that were exposed as debit transactions and running it as a credit overrides the block they put in.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12339688


That wouldn't have made any sense, at least in my case. I tried getting gas first by pressing the "Outside Debit" button and then trying my card first, both telling me Debit unavailable. If it told me debit wasn't available before I put my card in, it's got to be the debit system itself, not just people's cards.
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Anne O'Mally

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I'm guessing the banks are trying to stop all possible breaches and doing a poor job. Perhaps they blocked all debit cards that were exposed as debit transactions and running it as a credit overrides the block they put in.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12339688


That wouldn't have made any sense, at least in my case. I tried getting gas first by pressing the "Outside Debit" button and then trying my card first, both telling me Debit unavailable. If it told me debit wasn't available before I put my card in, it's got to be the debit system itself, not just people's cards.
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i'm glad that didn't happen when you were gassing up in detroit!
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Six Six Six

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Wonder if this is what it is about?

Hacker claims mass bank breach

[link to www.zdnet.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12339688


!!!!!

but then there's the EBT issue.

and why does debit not work but in most cases, credit does???
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


Just for the record Anne, I checked it out myself today...

here in eastern PA state, EBT/Debit are working normally.

However, I do believe this was not a system glitch... but a TEST. From the Banks/TPTB as a sample run of things to come soon.

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Deej

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hiding

Isn't this a "Mini-Bank Holiday?"

Think about it... the banks don't have to have an all out "bank holiday" where they say you can't withdraw your money. All they have to do is mysteriously shut down EBT. Because, thats how everyone buys things now.

scared

oops... somebody already thought of this I'm sure

Last Edited by Deej on 06/22/2012 02:52 PM
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My b-i-l works in this area at Publix HQ. I will ask.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1183343


whats a b-i-l?
 Quoting: marlborolightsplease


Buddy I Like
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"buddy" hehe sideways