Someone Is Stealing Credit Cards for Barack

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 18, 2008 12:22 PM
Tom Brown recently received an odd email from Discover Card. The credit card monitors noticed Brown had put an unusual purchase on his credit card, $2,300 to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
 
The only thing is, neither Brown or his wife authorized the purchase.

KSDK News reports:
"My wife said, 'Oh my God!' Right away, she called Discover to cancel the card,"  Brown said. "I talked to Discover about it, and they said it looks like it was keyed in from Chicago."

Specifically, the e-mail indicated the charge came from Obama for America Chicago Illinois. The Browns were able to get the charge refunded by Discover.

"It was under his name. Under 'merchant,' it read 'Obama for America.' And we basically would not give a politician $2,300 dollars. We would not give any politician, probably, a dollar. And I really, basically, don't know who's at fault, for this, or who did what," Brown said. "But someone out there is trying to hit people's charges and collect money."