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Clinton cheats small donors




Hillary Clinton’s campaign is stealing from her poorest supporters by purposefully and repeatedly overcharging them after they make what’s supposed to be a one-time small donation through her official campaign website, multiple sources tell the Observer.

The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nation’s biggest banks receives up to 100 phone calls a day from Clinton’s small donors asking for refunds for unauthorized charges to their bankcards made by Clinton’s campaign. One elderly Clinton donor, who has been a victim of this fraud scheme, has filed a complaint with her state’s attorney general and a representative from the office told her that they had forwarded her case to the Federal Election Commission.

“We get up to a hundred calls a day from Hillary’s low-income supporters complaining about multiple unauthorized charges,” a source, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of job security, from the Wells Fargo fraud department told the Observer. The source claims that the Clinton campaign has been pulling this stunt since Spring of this year. The Hillary for America campaign will overcharge small donors by repeatedly charging small amounts such as $20 to the bankcards of donors who made a one-time donation. However, the Clinton campaign strategically doesn’t overcharge these donors $100 or more because the bank would then be obligated to investigate the fraud.


“We don’t investigate fraudulent charges unless they are over $100,” the fraud specialist explained. “The Clinton campaign knows this, that’s why we don’t see any charges over the $100 amount, they’ll stop the charges just below $100. We’ll see her campaign overcharge donors by $20, $40 or $60 but never more than $100.” The source, who has worked for Wells Fargo for over 10 years, said that the total amount they refund customers on a daily basis who have been overcharged by Clinton’s campaign “varies” but the bank usually issues refunds that total between $700 and $1200 per day.

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Re: Clinton cheats small donors

That's being reported on locally. Might be a number of things happening there, but the key words could well be Wells Fargo. Could be a part of the big overcharge scandal going on there:

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Been trying to follow this. The local coverage I referred to has been taken down. Only google results are to a bunch of those venerable alt-right sites. Looks like some O'Keefe like outfit sliced it out of the greater Wells Fargo matter. Which is very serious and has run head on into the Consumer Financial Protection agency. Which, of course, the little Eichmans in the Hoise GOP caucus are trying to kill.

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And Trump, I might add.


Because he's for the little guy. But when you have Papa Il Duce looking out for you, what's a little financial fraud?


I think this point became inevitable a while back. As I've often commented, the approximate point of my semi-radicalization was when I'd spent a couple years shouting at the top of my lungs about the chicanery in the private mortgage market, but when it all came to fruition all The Folk just passed around youtubes about how it was on account of the gubmint giving free mortgages to black folks.


And moved on to the latest manufactured outrage to their identities..

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No question that the GFC and the 9/11 to Iraq debacle continuum were the most wrenching epidodes in several decades.


No wonder that there is a Hole in History- those are the near and far sides of it.


And no wonder people are pretty much all bat$%^& crazy.