Skip to comments.‘Obama Money’ Rumor Has People Lining Up In NYC...Again
Posted on 04/17/2012 9:02:33 AM PDT by doug from upland
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Obama Money Rumor Has People Lining Up In NYC...Again
Remember in the fall of 2009 when thousands turned out in Michigan try and get free Obama money? Well, its happened again but this time it could be a scam.
Responding to a local rumor, people are standing in line for hours, turning over valuable personal information and expecting to receive a government handout in New York City. If this sounds familiar, it is. Back in the fall of 2009, thousands of people stood in line in Michigan expecting to be given some Obama money. It never arrived.
Glenn Beck reported about it on his Fox News show back then:
Fast forward two-and-a-half years. This time, people in NYC are lining up because they heard that people were getting a debit card loaded with as much as $1,000 of stimulus money. However, based on the latest information, there is no money to be given away. And yet people continue to line up and turn over their sensitive, personal information.
E & M Multi-Services is a tax preparation service that operates out of the back of a dollar store in the Fordham section of the Bronx. The company is reportedly collecting copies of Social Security cards, state ID cards and in exchange people are given a debit card from First California Bank. One small problem with this program the cards are not loaded with $1,000 not from Obama or anyone. Although, at least one person on the scene believed that the card would contain funds from President Obama:
They said it was money from Obama.
Sarah Wallace of ABC7 in New York visited the location and filed this report:
Considering the massive problem of identity theft, handing over your Social Security card, state issued ID cards and other personal information to a business housed in the back of a dollar store is probably not a good idea.
First California Bank has added a disclaimer about the E&M Multi Services to their phone message. The bank is telling customers that any cards issued via E&M have been frozen due to a fraud investigation.
If you could spread rumors like this on election day, you might have something
If I were of the mind to do this, I'd get a plain vanilla envelope, stuff about $100 in it (assorted bills) and hand it out to a passerby and say "This is my last one, we will return tomorrow to pass out envelopes of 'Obama Money', and these envelopes will have more cash. We will be at the corner of ...... at 10am and pass these out until they are gone.".
Word will spread.
Wasn’t this a scene from one of the Batman movies?
Fact is indeed stranger than fiction.
...its happened again but this time it could be a scam.
What?! The first time was for real?
Writer is a dope.
It's called MASSACHUSETTS and sadly I live there
Boston Herald 4/11/12:"A convicted drug dealer who cops said wanted to use cash from his taxpayer-funded EBT card to post bail is the new face of welfare abuse, according to tough-minded lawmakers who are pushing the reform-resistant Patrick administration for a crackdown."
Digital Journal, Jan 2012:
>>Officer Fountain observed a woman purchase 18 12-packs of soda and pay with a state-issued EBT card. After making the purchase she went to redeem the cans for cash. At that point she started ripping open the cases of soda she purchased and started putting the full cans right into the machine, which caused severe damage to the machine, said Lynn Police Lt. Chris Kelly, reported CBS News.
LOL These people are selling their own identities for a few dollars if the cards even have that on them.Wait until why can’t get any welfare because someone else is collecting with that identity!
LOL These people are selling their own identities for a few dollars if the cards even have that on them.Wait until they can’t get any welfare because someone else is collecting with that identity!
Great minds think alike. Setting these things up and pissing off Obama voters would really be fun. Not actually taking any info, just telling people on social media to show up at a certain place and time for free Obama money.
People this stupid shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
Surely there must be some mistake...
Enjoy the sing-along: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5525008915940122658
Peggy Joseph doesn’t have to worry about mortgage payment or car payment thanks to Obama.
:: One small problem with this program the cards are not loaded with $1,000 ::
But I’ll guarant-damn-tee you the Obamugabe campaign will accept it for a donation. This might be coordinated from the Hut?
Set this scam up in major cities across the country on election day. See who has the longer lines, the scam or the polling place?
This is just a theoretical question.
They were probably just lining up in hope of getting a job at the GSA.