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Date: 08/13/10 04:00 PM

38 Responses to Woman Trusts Homeless Man With Her Platinum AMEX

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    jhendrix Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    Link: Woman Trusts Homeless Man With Her Platinum AMEX - There is hope for humanity after all.
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    onefallswoop Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    He asks for change cuz he`s HUNGRY. He gets a card and buys smokes (the expensive as hell ones), some smell-good, and a bottle of flavored f-cking WATER. Must have been starving.
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    MechaWolf Male 18-29
    315 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Why wouldn`t she trust him? One call to AMEX and all unwanted charges can be reversed. Besides, she`s probably filthy rich so even a couple of thousand dollars probably mean nothing to her.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    Well, at least now credit card companies know she should be considered high risk.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Get this man an apartment with a fridge full of food STAT.
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    dukat Female 50-59
    71 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    onefallswoop - he asked for CHANGE - according to this report, he didn`t say what he was going to use it for. when i give money to homeless, i NEVER ask what they are going to you it for.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    "He asks for change cuz he`s HUNGRY. He gets a card and buys smokes (the expensive as hell ones), some smell-good, and a bottle of flavored f-cking WATER. Must have been starving."

    Plus one to that. Priorities...
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    "onefallswoop - he asked for CHANGE - according to this report, he didn`t say what he was going to use it for. when i give money to homeless, i NEVER ask what they are going to you it for. "

    He explained in the article that he was hungry. His purchases don`t look like the purchases of a hungry man to me.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    He asks for change cuz he`s HUNGRY. He gets a card and buys smokes (the expensive as hell ones), some smell-good, and a bottle of flavored f-cking WATER. Must have been starving.

    This. He may have returned the card, but he isn`t honest.

    I`d say that the deoderant and shower gel are reasonable. But cigarettes, expensive water *and no food*?
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    Webb03 Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    I can`t truthfully say that I`d have been as nice =/
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    That`s a great story, but honestly, I would never hand over my credit card like that. I can`t even trust myself with those stupid things.
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    xavroche Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    I don`t see it as an Awww story... I see this as a wtf story... I second the motion of asking why he chose to buy only non-essential items... Also how does a soap, deoderant, cigs and vit water add up to 25$? That is money horribly spent...
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    Wow. I am not that generous.
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    Well, he didn`t necessarily state everything that he bought. He may have eaten the food already, and so didn`t feel the need to state that he bought something he no longer had.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    I want to know who was the moron who processed the Credit Card? Did the name of the person match when he did his purchase. I don`t think so.
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    vulture19 Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    FWIW, cigarettes in New York State are expensive. A pack of Camels in western NY goes for $11, I can only imagine what prices are like down in Manhattan.
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    feiku Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    "I want to know who was the moron who processed the Credit Card? Did the name of the person match when he did his purchase. I don`t think so. "

    Most places are not required to card if the order is under a certain amount. In fact, I`m not even allowed to card for use of a credit card due to legal reasons.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    no one would take the card without ID so it didnt` do him any good.

    If he did abuse it, she could claim it was stolen at no loss to her.

    I`m feeling very cynical tonight after 3 mimosa`s and 1 pitcure of bud.
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    Cherrica Female 13-17
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    VITAMIN WATER? Apparently Manhattan bums are to sophisticated for regular water.


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    bluekrush Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    no one would take the card without ID so it didnt` do him any good.

    Actually I think it depends on where you are or the company rules cuz I know where I live they dont ask for ID unless you spend a certain amount of money. Usually between $25-50 dollars. But I don`t live where this story took place so maybe they do ask for ID for any amount.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    vitaminwater isnt that expensive guys, and im sure he doesnt get much vitamins anyways.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2010 at 12:20 am
    wow
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 12:21 am
    @Cherrica
    Regular tap water is free at any restaurant (at least it is in Canada, probably the same in the US), and if he went to a fast food place like subway where you pick your drink from a fridge, he picked vitamin water over all those sugary drinks, don`t bitch about him setting a good example.
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    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 4:24 am
    I-IS-BORED:
    "...he picked vitamin water over all those sugary drinks..."
    XD you`ve never read the label for that crap are you? there`s a law suit going on because of how they try to convince you it`s healthy when it`s actually terrible for you.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 5:44 am
    Vitamin water is crap.


    Regardless though...as a member of the formerly homeless I can tell you, with certainty, that what she did is beyond stupid.

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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 5:47 am
    "Hi, I need to report my platinum card stolen and refute the bills charged on it."

    "Well, it happened after I gave it to a homeless guy to buy some vitamin water."



    The next sound she would hear would be one cs rep laughing his ass off and telling everyone else.
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    386 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 6:12 am
    For drats sake, for a few dollars he can buy food, when it comes to body wash and deodorant it gets pretty pricey, so if I had the choice to use the money from pan handling I would use it to buy food and charge the expensive necessities on the card too. It makes sense what he did. Cigarettes? Well, a guy needs to relax I guess lol.
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    Same4Walls Female 18-29
    351 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 8:49 am
    What I`m more concerned about is that where ever he bought all this stuff from...they didn`t ask to check his card or for an id or anything. I realize that it`s a small dollar amount and most places don`t ask to see the card or an id...but if someone was to steal your card they can use it at many places for smaller dollar amounts and quickly max out your card then you`re s.o.l. ...unless there`s something i don`t know about.
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 9:09 am
    I love vitamin water, thats beside the point.

    I didnt read the article but if what you guys are saying is the jist of it, why didnt she just go buy him some vitamin water instead of giving her CC? Better yet, go buy him that party size box of Chicken Nuggets from McDonalds.
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    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 10:37 am
    awwww this made my eyes watery *sobs*
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 11:55 am
    Awww! <3
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    Calderis Male 18-29
    326 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Homeless man smokes Nat Shermans. Those are like 10 bucks a pack where I live. in New York those smokes must have been 15 of the 25 dollars he spent
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    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    Omg, you can trust a homeless person as if he were...a person.

    Who knew?
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    Ston Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    Same4Walls: most places I`ve been to in the last few years have you slide the card yourself, then sign the slip of paper (or us stylus on a screen). For small purchases, generally under $100, no one`s ever asked to even see the card itself.

    As long as he wasn`t looking too scruffy, the cashier probably didn`t even think twice. It`s also entirely possible that it was a company card, as well - might not even have had a person`s name on it, just the business`s.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 8:03 am
    I just give them smokes.
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    Neiltwo2 Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2010 at 8:09 am
    He said he was hungry and low on cash on Monday when he saw Harris standing with friends outside the restaurant.

    Valentine said he bought deodorant, body wash, a pack of Nat Sherman cigarettes and Vitaminwater. It all cost about $25, he said.

    i dont get it?
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    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 8:51 am
    That`s nice and all, but as an _executive_ you`d think she could have given him a job. That would help him infinitely more than a shopping spree.
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    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
    237 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 7:32 am
    you call it trusting, i call it stupid

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