Donor of less than $100 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign aren’t too happy after a massive scandal has been uncovered regarding how the campaign is illegally raising money off its poorest donors.
A bombshell report from the Observer that’s sure to harm Hillary’s shot at the White House reveals that Hillary’s campaign has been quite literally ripping off people by using a tactic often employed by the dirtiest of smut websites to milk their customers dry. A Wells Fargo insider spoke anonymously and said the bank’s fraud department is receiving dozens of calls daily from people having their bank accounts charged for small sums of money after donating to Hillary’s campaign, but the problem is none of the charges were authorized.
The worst part about the theft scheme is that it targets Hillary’s poorest donors, and there’s solid evidence that the campaign knows exactly what it’s doing because the charges stop before reaching the threshold for a fraud investigation.
So much for a champion of the poor, huh?
More on this damning revelation from the Observer [emphasis mine]:
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.
It gets worse too, as if that’s even possible. When donors call the campaign to have it stop charging their accounts, they can’t get anyone on the phone and if they do they’re given the run around.
“They will call the Clinton campaign to get their refund and the issue never gets resolved. So they call us and we just issue the refund,” said the source. “The Clinton campaign knows these charges are small potatoes and that we’ll just refund the money back.”
The tactic is one often employed by “seedy porn companies,” as the source said. Customers will sign up for a one-time payment but continue to be charged as the company hopes they won’t notice the small amounts missing from their accounts.
The source told the Observer that his department receives dozens upon dozens of calls from people who actually catch the fraudulent charges, but noted that it’s impossible to tell how many people aren’t even aware that they’re being stolen from.
The amounts of money raised by Hillary in the past few months seems like it’s been a little high, and now we know why. If a million people all donated $25 and their accounts have since been hit with up to $75 more without their knowledge, that’s an additional $7.5 million she’s raised just through fraud, and that’s not counting her big money, new donors, or new fraudulent “donations” she’s been receiving.
Regardless, this one is going to be hard for her campaign to wiggle out of, considering it’s consciously making the fraudulent charges. After all, how do you claim it was merely an accident when the charges stop before meeting the fraud threshold?
You don’t. It’s called consciousness of guilt, and if the FBI gets involved, someone’s going to end up in jail.
And she has the nerve to call us deplorable? Please…