Silly rumor of the week: ‘EBT no longer accepted at Walmart’
No, not really.
“Walmart is no longer taking EBT”? Next we’ll find out that cnn.com.sundaytimesdaily.com is a legitimate CNN website.
But the Twitter rumor mill isn’t about to let a phony-looking URL stop it from spreading the “news” that Walmart is no longer accepting food stamps.
EBT NO LONGER ACCEPTED @
WAL-MART!— REAL(est) '91 (@FreeakyLeak) June 15, 2014
Calling all “hoes”: If Walmart won’t take your EBT card, there’s really no use for you. We read it on Twitter so it must be true:
Back to the shed with the rakes, hoses, trowels and pruners.
Here’s the blurb about Walmart and food stamps that appeared on Sunday Times Daily, a website that allows you to “create your own fake news and trick your friends by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.”
Due to an overwhelming use of fake EBT transactions, Walmart will no longer accept E.B.T. also known as food stamps. Walmart CEO Michael McDonell said that after further consideration Walmart nor Sams Club will accept E.B.T. Food Lion and Harris Teeter said they both are considering the idea …
Wait a few seconds and the page will load a message telling readers “you were tricked” and “it was just a joke.”
Walmart will happily let you use SNAP benefits to pay for your purchases … as long as you remember your card.
The company “estimates it rakes in about 18% of total U.S. outlays on food stamps.” Think about it.