Saturday, September 17, 2016

Imagine the Media Storm if a Republican Did This

9/15/16 New York Observer:
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.
Fortunately they won't run the country the way they campaign.

I wonder how many of these victims will still vote for her because it's all about the candidate's plumbing!

This isn't new.  The Observer points to this 8/13/07 New York Times article:
But like a certain home run record, Mrs. Clinton’s big numbers might require an asterisk.
Her campaign has since had to subtract hundreds of thousands of dollars from its first-quarter total because of a variety of problems, including donors whose credit cards were mistakenly charged twice, contributions exceeding the legal limit and checks that bounced. As a result, her total was reduced to $25.6 million — dead even with Mr. Obama, whose first-quarter take also shrank, albeit to a lesser degree.
A fundamentally criminal bunch.  That's why progressives love her so  much.


greeksushi said...

I heard it theorized that Wells Fargo might be refunding to the donators, but not retrieving the money from the Clinton campaign.

No clue if that is true, but the Clintons have been involved in shady financial dealings over the years. I don't know if it counts as loophole or if the FEC could investigate and do something.

AlanKH said...

Another financial scandal: Clinton Foundation Spent Less Than 6 Percent On Charitable Grants In 2014