Obama.com Site Removed Security Screening For Donations But Not For Swag Purchases

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    If you want to buy a T-Shirt or a coffee cup at Obama.com you have to give your 3 digit security code on the back of your credit card but if you want to donate you don't.

    This is how Obama has been able to pull in $181 million dollars in donations, much of it from foreign donors.

    The Obama campaign was caught not requiring the security code 4 years ago and it seems they are doing it again.

    Course when your butt-buddy runs the DoJ you have nothing to worry about when you get caught breaking the law.

    I went to his site myself and discovered they don't ask for that security code so they can make sure you own the card and are an American.

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    How would the Security Code on the back of a Credit Card "make sure" that a donor is an American?
     
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    It verifies that you are the owner. It protects you from internet fraud.

    You know, some foreigner using stolen credit card numbers. The card number is useless without the security code on the back of the card. It helps merchants know that you're actually holding the card in your hand. Nobody is allowed to have that security card other than the issuer and the person that owns the card.

    Every purchase I've ever made the company asks for it.....except the Obama site, which doesn't.

    3-Digit Security Code | Personal | Visa USA
     
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    I'll repeat my question.

    How would asking for the Security Code prevent non-Americans from donating?

    Do you think that non-American credit cards don't have a security code?
     
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    Corruption: Exposing Barack Obama's Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole



    A new report obtained by Townhall from the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute [GAI] shows the Obama campaign has potentially violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or foreign credit card transactions on the official Obama for America [OFA] donation webpage.

    OFA seems to be taking advantage of a "foreign donor loophole" by not using CVV on their campaign donation page. When you donate online to the Obama campaign using a credit card, the contribution webpage does not require donors to enter a secure CVV number (also known as CSC, CVV2 or CVN), the three-digit securing code on the back of credit cards. This code, although not 100 percent effective, is used to ensure a person making a purchase physically possesses the card.

    Because of the lack of a CVV code requirement, the door is opened for OFA to accept robo-donations, or in other words, large numbers of small and automatic donations made online to evade FEC reporting requirements.​

    Obama campaign illegally solicited foreign donors | Drudge Retort
     
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    All of his Twitter followers donated, Soros made sure of that
     
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    Are you really this fucken stupid?
     
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    In a story on the Daily Caller accusing Marco Rubio of doing the same thing I found this......

    High profile members who don’t use such protections on their campaign website include members of the congressional Democratic leadership, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin.

    All Congressional GOP leadership — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor – use the CVV protection against fraudulent and foreign donations.

    That said, several high-profile Republicans in Congress don’t employ such protections. They include: House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Peter King, Senate Judiciary committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley and House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp, among others.

    Congressmen vulnerable to foreign donations, just like Obama | The Daily Caller
     
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    I visited the barrackobama.com site and found the same situation.

    They didn't ask for my CVV code.

    This story is getting a lot of play now. The excuse will be that everyone does it. Problem is not everyone does it. Certainly not Romney.
     
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    I'm surprised you want to purchase Obama swag.
     

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