Bombshell: Hillary Clinton systematically overcharging her poorest campaign donors

Bombshell: Hillary Clinton systematically overcharging her poorest campaign donors

For a woman who keeps telling voters she intends to put more money in the pockets of the middle class, Hillary Clinton is doing a bang-up job of picking those pockets — at least when Joe Q. Public is foolish enough to contribute to her campaign in the first place.

From 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 article includes a scanned image of a credit card statement from one of the Clinton campaign’s victims, which is reproduced below for your convenience:

Image: Courtesy of Carol Mahre via the Observer
Image: Courtesy of Carol Mahre via the Observer

The charges highlighted in yellow reveal that a $25 donation made on March 16 was posted twice on the same day and another unauthorized debit for $19 nine days later.

To add insult to injury, the owner of the account, Carol Mahre, is an 81-year-old grandmother from Minnesota, who told the Observer that she is “not rich” and that the original amount tendered was all she could afford.

And it hasn’t stopped there. Additional debts from the campaign were made from her account, ultimately totalling $94 — which is convenient since a fraud specialist with Wells Fargo told the Observer, “We don’t investigate fraudulent charges unless they are over $100.” Another member of the fraud department is quoted as saying:

We get up to a hundred calls a day from Hillary’s low-income supporters complaining about multiple unauthorized charges.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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