Obama’s Newest Donor: John Galt; Updated

UpdateX3: According to Allahpundit, blogger Suitably Flip just successfully donated with the following information:

Name: Nodda Realperson
Address: 1000 This Is a Bogus Street
City/State: Neighborhood of Makebelieve, CA
Email: if.a.live.person.is.vetting.this.donation@its.fake.dont.process.it.com
Employer: Barack Obama
Occupation: Cow-Eyed Disciple

Good Lord.

Update X2: Yet more successful tests at Ace.

Frankly, its easier than I’d believe to do this. Courtesy of my (real) CC number and expiration date, the Obama campaign has just received a $19.45 donation from mister Adolf Hitler, whose occupation is “Dictator” at the company “National Socialist Party of Ger” (I got cut off). I captured screenshots to prove this.

No verification required. The listed address wasn’t even close to my real address.


Update: A reader at National Review tried it with the name, “JarackBoe BOamabiden,” and it worked. A Hot Air reader also reports using a fake name and it going through. The transaction appeared on his credit card statement immediately, but under “pending”. We’ll have to see if it clears.

*****Original Post Follows*****

Not just someone by that name, but with a false address in a fictitious zipcode. Actually, it was an experiment by a Power Line reader who was trying to find out if Obama’s website would accept bad donations. It does.

I went to the Obama campaign website and entered the following:

Name: John Galt
Address: 1957 Ayn Rand Lane
City: Galts Gulch
State: CO
Zip: 99999

Then I checked the box next to $15 and entered my actual credit card number and expiration date (it didn’t ask for the 3-didgit code on the back of the card) and it took me to the next page and… “Your donation has been processed. Thank you for your generous gift.”

This simply should not, and could not, happen in any business or any campaign that is honestly trying to vet it’s donors. Also, I don’t see how this could possibly happen without the collusion of the credit card companies. They simply wouldn’t allow any business to process, potentially, hundreds of millions in credit card transactions where the name on the card doesn’t match the purchasers name.

In short, with the system set up as it is by the Obama camp, an individual could donate unlimited amounts of money by simply making up fake names and addresses. And Obama is doing his best to facilitate this fraud. This is truly scandalous.

If his campaign accepts donations from fictional characters at fictitious addresses, how can we be expected to believe that it doesn’t accept donations from real people at real addresses who aren’t American citizens? How can we believe that this is the first time this has been done? Remarkable.


  1. says

    I just want to mention I’m newbie to weblog and actually enjoyed you’re website. Probably I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You actually have really good posts. Cheers for sharing with us your blog site.

  2. says

    I simply want to tell you that I am all new to blogs and truly savored you’re web-site. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely have good posts. Kudos for sharing your webpage.

  3. says

    I just want to tell you that I am newbie to blogging and site-building and actually savored this web site. Probably I’m want to bookmark your blog . You absolutely have fantastic article content. Many thanks for sharing with us your web page.

  4. says

    There are some interesting cut-off dates on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There’s some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

  5. says

    Duzy asortyment uslug i produktow ze szkla oferuje zaklad szklarski w piotrkowie tryb.Rejony w jakich prowadzimy dzialania:Belchatow.lacobel,oswietlenia,oszklenia

  6. says

    I savour, lead to I discovered exactly what I was having a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  7. says

    I really enjoy looking through on this website , it holds wonderful articles . “He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.” by Henry George.

  8. says

    What i don’t understood is in reality how you are no longer actually much more smartly-liked than you might be right now. You are so intelligent. You already know therefore considerably on the subject of this matter, made me in my view consider it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like men and women are not interested except it is something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs great. All the time take care of it up!

  9. says

    I just want to say I’m new to blogs and honestly loved you’re website. Most likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You certainly have terrific posts. Kudos for revealing your webpage.

  10. says

    Hello there, I found your site via Google while looking for a related topic, your site came up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  11. says

    I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this blog. I am hoping to view the same high-grade content from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal website now ;)|

  12. says

    Hello There. I discovered your blog the use of msn. That is an extremely well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read extra of your helpful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  13. says

    Greetings from Florida! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I love the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, amazing blog!

  14. says

    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.I am attempting to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  15. says

    It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have learn this post and if I may just I want to counsel you few interesting things or suggestions. Maybe you can write subsequent articles referring to this article. I want to read even more issues approximately it!|

  16. says

    Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a wonderful website.|

  17. says

    I just want to tell you that I am beginner to weblog and truly loved your blog site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your blog . You certainly have terrific posts. With thanks for sharing your website.


  1. witryny piotrków

    Zaklad szklarski oferuje szklane panele lustra led i produkty ze szkla.Szklarz w Piotrk?w gwarantuje staranne uslugi szklarskie w atrakcyjnych cenach.

  2. szklarz

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated information, nonetheless definitely really worth taking a appear, whoa did one particular discover about Mid East has got a lot more problerms too […]

Leave a Reply