Hillary Clinton: the Robin Hood in reverse candidate.
That’s a good way to describe the latest scandal that’s nipping at the Democrat’s campaign heels – and according to what the Observer describes, Clinton may very well have hit a new low in deception, even for her.
“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,” the Observer reported, citing multiple sources.
And it’s not just an intermittent thing.
“The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nation’s biggest banks [Wells Fargo] 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,” the news outlet reported.
One elderly woman, fed up with the ongoing charges, finally filed a complaint with the attorney general of her state. And that complaint didn’t stop there. The Observer reported it was then forwarded to the Federal Election Commission for review – and depending on the outcome of the investigation, Clinton, who already faces a trust issue with voters that has been reflected in the polls for weeks, could have another scandal to beat back.
And the Clinton campaign has been very sneaky about its overcharging practice, it seems.
The dual charges are all below $100, in order to keep the bank itself from investigating.
One fraud specialist with the bank put it this way, in the Observer: “We don’t investigate fraudulent charges unless they are over $100. 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.”
The source also said the bank generally issues refunds in the range of $700-to-$1,200 per day.
And here’s an interesting sidenote: Apparently, porn people employ the same type of fraudulent practices in their business.
“The people who call us are just the ones who catch the fraudulent charges,” the source said, the Observer reported. “I can’t imagine how many more people are getting overcharged by Hillary’s campaign and they have no idea.”
Source: the Observer