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Old 04-05-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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Obviously, convenience. No need to go to a bank. And not everyone is paranoid about their spending history being tracked.
What does paranoia have to do with being cautious about where you toss around your personal info? I have to tell you i was pretty happy knowing i used cash at Target instead of a debit card when i heard about the "breach".

As far as convenience goes, it takes 2 seconds to stop at a bank and hit up the ATM, its not like you're never at the bank anyway.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Food stamps are for FOOD....and they need to go back to the actual "stamps"...this is OUR tax money being spent nothings other than what it's intended for. It's shameful how folks are spending our hard-earned money on gambling, hookers, drugs and alcohol, because of the "debit card" nature of food stamps and welfare money.
I will go you one better.
I'd rather they actually get FOOD, no stamps, not debit cards.
Go to centralized location and pick up actual food.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What does paranoia have to do with being cautious about where you toss around your personal info? I have to tell you i was pretty happy knowing i used cash at Target instead of a debit card when i heard about the "breach".

As far as convenience goes, it takes 2 seconds to stop at a bank and hit up the ATM, its not like you're never at the bank anyway.
You can have the convenience, security, and even get points/money by using a credit card and paying the balance every month.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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What does paranoia have to do with being cautious about where you toss around your personal info? I have to tell you i was pretty happy knowing i used cash at Target instead of a debit card when i heard about the "breach".

As far as convenience goes, it takes 2 seconds to stop at a bank and hit up the ATM, its not like you're never at the bank anyway.
My credit card has been hijacked a few times. I'm covered for that. I prefer not to use my atm card very often in an effort to prevent my bank account from being wiped out.

I would not have done the deal withe homeless guy either. I prefer what they do with WIC where you get a voucher and are only allowed to get specific items.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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What does paranoia have to do with being cautious about where you toss around your personal info? I have to tell you i was pretty happy knowing i used cash at Target instead of a debit card when i heard about the "breach".

As far as convenience goes, it takes 2 seconds to stop at a bank and hit up the ATM, its not like you're never at the bank anyway.
If you don't want to think of it as being paranoid, then don't. IMO, that's what it is.

I can't remember the last time I went to the bank. Certainly months, and I think that was only to visit my safe deposit box. So yes, for me it is more convenient.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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Thank you for not doing it. As a taxpayer, that behavior is unacceptable.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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I would have declined him as well. His offer sounds shady, and my instincts tell me to escape. There's a reason the government calls them Food Stamps. I don't know how or where welfare recipients get their toiletries. I get mine by working, not hustling shoppers in the store.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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I will go you one better.
I'd rather they actually get FOOD, no stamps, not debit cards.
Go to centralized location and pick up actual food.
I will go you one better. I also rather they actually get FOOD, no argument there. While there can be centralized locations there could also be food trucks in the sense of mobile food supply hitting neighborhoods on regular days/hours.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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There are many homeless people who sell their food stamp card money for cash. They get free food at homeless shelters and churches and do not need it. For instance if your grocery bill will come to $75 they may offer to pay for it with their EBT card in exchange for much less than that in cash. That way you win and they win. Do you see?
Except that the taxpayers of the US lose.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:54 PM
 
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There are many homeless people who sell their food stamp card money for cash. They get free food at homeless shelters and churches and do not need it. For instance if your grocery bill will come to $75 they may offer to pay for it with their EBT card in exchange for much less than that in cash. That way you win and they win. Do you see?
I wonder if you see that participating is a fraud. Considering your position on law enforcement, what is another crime anyway?

http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index....amp_fraud.html
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