FOOD STAMP SCAM: Check Out How Sleazy Companies Prey On Poor, Hungry Americans

Given that a record 47 million Americans now depend on food stamps to eat, I figured I’d poke around and see how food stamps work. 

For example, I wanted to know:

  • How do you get food stamps?
  • What are they?
  • What are the income and wealth eligibility hurdles?

So, naturally, I turned to the Internet.

And I found sophisticated sleazebags waiting to scam me!

Specifically, I found a whole industry engineered to get money from Americans who have little money and a lot of time. And the continuous promise of this industry, of course, is…money.

I should have been prepared for this, of course.  But I was researching food stamps — a government aid program for Americans who don’t have enough money to eat. So my guard was down.

My search started the same place it would have if I had actually wanted to get food stamps: Google.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/food-stamp-scam-2011-11#ixzz1dImRdSu2

Categories: Economics

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