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(Erick Erickson:) I Donated to Barack Obama
Red State ^ | 10/8/2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 10/08/2012 3:19:09 PM PDT by markomalley

The President has come under fire for the shoddy verification processing his campaign does for donations.

In light of this Newsweek story about the Illegal-Donor loophole with Team ObamaA while back, among conservatives, it was even a story that he was doing this shoddy credit card verification for overseas donors.

So, after talking with some lawyers about the process, etc. I donated to Barack Obama. Sort of.

It is rare that I do something where I feel the need to talk to lawyers first. But giving money to Barack Obama was one of those times.

I didn’t actually do it. I made up a name, made up a passport number, made up an address in Russia — hell I made everything up except my credit card number and expiration date.

Got that?

Everything was bull**** except the actual credit card number and expiration date. Everything.

Go try that with Target or Amazon or Apple or Mitt Romney’s campaign and see what happens. Here’s a hint: it’d get rejected.

When the zip code does not match, it would get rejected.

When the name on the card does not match, it will probably get rejected.

When nothing matches, it will get rejected.

Barack Obama’s campaign processed my very generous $5.00 donation.

For several days my bank listed it as processing.

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Then this is where the anti-climactic end to my story comes. The donation ultimately did not go through after three days of being listed as “processing.” There was no explanation.

Had the Obama campaign turned on basic verification, my transaction would have been rejected immediately. Instead, it lingered for a few days before being rejected.

I do not know what processes the Obama campaign employs to weed these out. It actually appeared, based on the way it processed for several days, that the bank stopped it, not that Barack Obama stopped it. For the liberals saying my donation did not go through so there should be no problem — here’s the problem. The Obama campaign processed the donation. It was Bank of America that stopped it, not Team Obama.

I do not know why they chose not to use the credit verification value system (CVV). I am glad, ultimately, that my donation was rejected. But I wonder if I had put in other data that seemed more credit — not a ridiculous fake name, a passport number of just multiple zeros, etc. would it have been rejected?

It sure seems the easiest, front line defense to avoid these sorts of transactions — a basic CVV check for credit cards — should be the default setting for campaigns. In Barack Obama’s case, it wasn’t. For pre-paid cards, several people tell me the situation is even worse and the transitions most likely will go through given the security set up of the Obama campaign.

This, like his failure to make eye contact with challenges, is just another tell tale sign that something is amiss with Team Obama.


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1 posted on 10/08/2012 3:19:13 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Not requiring the CVV is ominous. It allows people to use stolen credit card numbers.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 3:24:27 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: markomalley
I'm shocked. Just shocked.

Not.

3 posted on 10/08/2012 3:29:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: markomalley

Wow, unbelievable! Where is the Speaker of the House? Anyone? This regime is lawless and not a peep out of the Repubics. One bloody thing after another! The Republican Party is balless, not a hair on their ass!
China and the Saudis are sending this dirtbag Odumbo money hand over fist and not a word out of any of them!

Dead Americans in Libya, Mexican and Americans bleeding on the border and everything moves along status quo!

I am sick and tired of seeing the world through this criminal regimes eye’s!
Have you heard his latest portion of horsesh#t about Columbus Day!
These criminal communists need to go!


4 posted on 10/08/2012 3:33:05 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: markomalley

The Federal Commission was after them as well for failure to disclose...
http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_12330003312+0

Muckety and opensecrets had the same problem. Anything they asked from McCain they got...Obama - nope.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 3:37:04 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: markomalley

It was rejected because it’s only $5. /jk


6 posted on 10/08/2012 3:41:35 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: markomalley

Watch out for the black helicopters and Ford sedans parked a few houses down from you. I’d stop using the internet provider for a while as well and get a throw away phone.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 3:49:38 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: Mr. Peabody

Not requiring the CVV is ominous. It allows people to use stolen credit card numbers.
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Last time in 2008 they did the same ,, identity thieves used his site as a quick and dirty way to verify if a card number was valid and active. I’d like to know how many bad card numbers people have run through there... It’s a simple matter to have a computer generate “valid” number sequences... just have to try them all and see which ones work.. then make up a physical plastic card for the good numbers..


8 posted on 10/08/2012 3:51:20 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: markomalley

When they asked Obama, “Should we use CVV?” he said “No” because he thought that CVV stood for “curriculum vitae verification.”


9 posted on 10/08/2012 3:53:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: TsonicTsunami08
Wow, unbelievable! Where is the Speaker of the House?

Probably making some stock trades based on insider information or something. It's legal for our Congressional elites, you know.

10 posted on 10/08/2012 4:27:39 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: TsonicTsunami08
Where is the Speaker of the House? Anyone?

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11 posted on 10/08/2012 5:05:24 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: markomalley

The fact is that he used his own credit card, it became a traceable donation at that point. He could have gone to the Safeway and bought a Visa gift card and made up the rest of the information. It would have gone through. And if he kept the card, he could have watched the available balance to see if it was returned. Using a Visa Gift Card would have made the transaction untraceable and likely accepted.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: markomalley

Didn’t Lyndon LaRouche(D) go to prison for running stolen credit card numbers as campaign donations?

This is different but still criminal, no?


13 posted on 10/08/2012 8:20:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Neidermeyer

I had a suspicious charge come through on my credit card one time. I just happened to be looking online at some other purchases and saw something pending for $1.

A google search indicated that the name listed matched a company and amount typically used by credit card thieves. I couldn’t even have my bank cancel the pending charge. It never did post through but I did have them generate me a new credit card number.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 8:29:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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