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Your EBT Card Should Work Now, Just What Happened and What Miss. Store Closed

PHILADELPHIA, Miss.–Angry customers who couldn’t get their EBT cards to work took off without paying for groceries and eventually caused the Wal-Mart in Philadelphia, Miss. to close down temporarily over the weekend. What you should know is it wasn’t Wal-Mart’s fault, it was Xerox.

The disturbance in Philadelphia was Saturday night. By that time it had been discovered that EBT cards were not working in 17 states.

Xerox, who is a subcontractor with the federal government in the EBT card technology, is blaming a computer glitch, and said that service was restored by Sunday.

Many were first blaming the widely publicized government shutdown.

In Mississippi, you could read Tweets from across the state when the trouble started and many of those Tweets were initially directed at the federal government.

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