Target Corp. has changed their online payment systems to automatically deny any EBT card that has to be manually typed in by the customer because their card won't read.
Their reason behind this is to prevent Fraud. THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT FRAUD IS TO ASK FOR A IDENTIFICATION OR DRIVERS LICENSE CARD AND CHECK THE NAMES. This new policy is so ridiculous because EBT cards often don't scan due to the magnetic strip wears off so easy. We are only allowed 2 cards per year without getting a penalty even though it is the quality of the card at fault.
This is going to backfire on target as many EBT people will make sure to go shop the frozen isle, fill their carts with so much random things that it because completely frustrating to put away n throw out what gets melted or warm after they leave those baskets at the register. How's that for fraud! I'll repeat the only way to prevent Fraud is to ID someone.
Target is just trying to discriminate against the EBT class.
Reason of review: Problems with payment.