Why Some Hope Obama Will Pay Their Bills

On the face of it, it’s the sort of thing that makes you wonder about the intelligence of the American people. As the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, thousands of Americans think President Obama has initiated a program to help them pay their bills and have used bogus routing numbers in vain attempts to make mortgage payments or to resolve overdue utility bills. Call it an urban legend or a myth, but no matter what label you slap on it is a sad commentary on our times that so many would fall for an obvious scam, especially because those spreading the rumor are telling their dupes to use their Social Security numbers to access the supposed presidential bounty. Clearly, some criminals are making a profit from that data and rather than receiving a gift from the White House, those who fall for this story may be subject to identify theft.

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Why Some Hope Obama Will Pay Their Bills

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