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DHS: Using Cash Not Credit Cards Is Highly Suspicious -Video-

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posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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I don't have a credit card. I pay for everything with checks cash or debit. The reason I don't have a credit card is because I neither need nor want a credit card. Am I now suspect when renting a hotel room? Really? What if I simply lost my card, and was paying with cash instead? Isn't my ID still going to be checked in case I trash the room? This video creeped me out quite a bit. Next I feel they'll be taking finger prints every time a transaction occurs.




posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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They don't care about debit cards, you can be tracked via one of those, so your all good



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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refuses to show a credit card


I don't want to pay with a credit card, you accept cash, why do you need to see my credit card?
/logic

Willkommen in der neuen Welt.



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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I live in Arizona. The entire Mexican-American culture avoids banks, checking accounts, and credit cards. I. Guess this makes them terrorists, eh?



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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School children are now being shot for paying for lunches with paper and coin currency



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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The gentleman in question was going to be staying for a few weeks. Who on God's green earth has a limit on their card high enough these days to put that kind of charge on it?



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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This video came out a while back, but it is still as creepy as ever.

I've never had a credit card in my life, and never will. And I do pretty well, own nice things, all paid for with money that I actually had. How is it suspicious to only use money you have, rather than paying with credit/debt?

Just perpetuating the idea that debt = money. Enslavement is freedom. Disgusting.



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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I've never had a credit card in my life, and never will. And I do pretty well, own nice things, all paid for with money that I actually had.


Same here except for loans my parents gave me as a teen to buy cars (all paid back before I was 18).



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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I will never own a credit card, maybe debit because of immediate convenience at times, but never a credit card. Unless I was planning to leave the country for good, then maybe I'd take out a credit card and go on a shopping spree lol



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by Domo1
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I've never had a credit card in my life, and never will. And I do pretty well, own nice things, all paid for with money that I actually had.


Same here except for loans my parents gave me as a teen to buy cars (all paid back before I was 18).


Well jeez, aren't you guys just so much better than the rest of us.



posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Well jeez, aren't you guys just so much better than the rest of us.


Don't hate me 'cause I'm frugal! Or was.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 05:03 AM
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Debit cards are handy to have.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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I always tell folks not to get a credit card but they never listen, majority of people i know are in serious debt because of them, some even have multiple cards! then again there are people that have only one and use it wisely...but they are in the minority.
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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then again there are people that have only one and use it wisely...but they are in the minority.


Very true.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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I hav one I use for gas and groceries. It's automatically paid so I never incur any interest charges.

The only reason I bother is because I get "points" I can redeem for cash. I make like $500 a year with my credit card.

Guess I'm not their ideal customer. lol.


 
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 06:42 AM
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After work one night before I moved I wanted to rent a room so I didnt have to drive home at 2am, since i had to be back at 9am and the hotel would NOT take cash!

I had 500 or so cash on me and they refused to rent me a room unless I had a credit card!

I dont do credit cards. I was raised if you dont have cash for it you don't need it!



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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Guess I'm not their ideal customer. lol.


Guess not. I'm actually now thinking about signing up.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 06:59 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I hav one I use for gas and groceries. It's automatically paid so I never incur any interest charges.

The only reason I bother is because I get "points" I can redeem for cash. I make like $500 a year with my credit card.

Guess I'm not their ideal customer. lol.

It depends. Different card issuers look for different kinds of customers. Some Visa/MC issuers make most of their money from interest charges, so you would not be their ideal customer. Amex, with its traditional charge card line and higher merchant rate, has a spend centric model. They don't want you to carry a balance, they just want you to spend a lot and pay it off right away.

Credit cards are definitely better than debit cards, if and only if you are financially responsible. The legal protections for credit cards are much better than debit cards, they aren't linked to your checking account, you won't get an overdraft because of a gas/hotel hold, in the case of fraud only the bank loses money, and it just makes good financial sense to give yourself a short term 0% loan every chance you get. Why should I spend my money when I can spend the bank's money, and let my money earn interest for the next 30 days?



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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This is messed up beyond belief. For awhile I was only getting paid in money orders and just paid for everything in cash, like thousands a month never touching a bank account. Guess I'm a terrorist.

More messed up than the cash part, they say to also point out people who are checking in and are nervous or anxious.

So... you have something in your personal life that your nervous or anxious about? Your a suspect.
Just got dumped by your girlfriend and are upset and anxious? Suspect
Have an anxiety, bi polar, or other mood disorder that is acting up? Suspect

IMO most "real" terrorists probably believe what they are doing is right, and when you feel that way you act calm and deliberately. People who are openly "suspicious" acting are those maybe doing something illegal(ie drugs, not a DHS issue..) or just have an issue, but I would say are not the profile of a real terrorist.

DHS - I
at you, I don't take you seriously at all, your a joke.
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