A new report indicates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is making unauthorized charges to their poorest donors’ bank accounts, to the point where one of the country’s biggest banks is receiving in excess of 100 calls per day complaining about the fraudulent charges.
Not only are they repeatedly making charges to their low-income donors, but they’re doing so at a low enough rate so as to intentionally avoid any investigative actions by the banks.
The source for the report also reveals that the reason Clinton’s campaign does this is to inflate the numbers they appear to be receiving from small donors.
Via the 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.
The fraud specialist says that each complaint follows the same pattern – a donor believes they’re making a small, one-time donation to the campaign, only to find out they’ve been charged multiple times. Those charges never amount to more than $100 in total, avoiding extra scrutiny from the banks.
He charged, “she’s (Clinton) stealing from her poorest supporters.”
The bank specialist said similar tactics are used by porn companies which, with Bill’s history, is probably where the Clintons learned the tactic.
Sound like the whole thing might just be a misunderstanding? Think again.
During Clinton’s 2007 campaign for president, the New York Times reported that Hillary’s camp “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.”
In 2008, it was revealed that Team Clinton had to refund a staggering $2.8 million to donors, leading the far-left Daily Kos to ask “Is the Clinton campaign gaming the system, running up lots of debt, then double dipping peoples credit cards, waiting until more donations come to to cover the refunds on those credit cards, taking advantage of the FEC inaction?”
Following the rules is a difficult thing for the Clintons. Why would this year’s presidential race be any different?