AltaVista Gives $1 to Glitch Winners

from the chump-change dept

There was quite a bit of news made last week when AltaVista had a bug in its rewards systems program. The bug let people continue to reload the “sorry you didn’t win” page until the person did win. This news, not surprisingly, spread quickly so plenty of people played until they won the $500 credit for shopping at AltaVista stores. Today AltaVista said they are instead giving all of those “fraudulent” winners $1 instead. Of course, plenty of those who have now lost out on $499 are claiming they were legitimate winners who are being unfairly penalized.

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