Gift Card Fraud

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Neil Maley

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where I work there are 6000 people on site. this means that we do a massive toy drive every Christmas. All the bikes are outside waiting for pickup to distribute.

I was just walking in with a guy this morning and we saw the bikes and started chatting about them. He mentioned that every year it's the same cycle - kid gets one of our donated bikes for Christmas, mom or dad sells to crack dealer, crack dealer sells on craigslist.
 
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where I work there are 6000 people on site. this means that we do a massive toy drive every Christmas. All the bikes are outside waiting for pickup to distribute.

I was just walking in with a guy this morning and we saw the bikes and started chatting about them. He mentioned that every year it's the same cycle - kid gets one of our donated bikes for Christmas, mom or dad sells to crack dealer, crack dealer sells on craigslist.
The same thing happens at my husband's company. That's why we don't participate in any of it. Our charity mainly goes to my parents and my mother-in-law. We also donate occasionally to the local humane society, hospice, and St. Jude's. We have no problem telling everyone else no.
 

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where I work there are 6000 people on site. this means that we do a massive toy drive every Christmas. All the bikes are outside waiting for pickup to distribute.

I was just walking in with a guy this morning and we saw the bikes and started chatting about them. He mentioned that every year it's the same cycle - kid gets one of our donated bikes for Christmas, mom or dad sells to crack dealer, crack dealer sells on craigslist.
That is horrible! Reminds me of stories about India where parents disfigure their children so when they beg for money, they receive more sympathy.
 
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Did any of you ever see the movie "Slumdog Millionaire"? It took place in India. A little boy was intentionally blinded so he would get more money as a beggar. To know that was based on reality was beyond disturbing.