No Surprise Here
Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program
From the article:
A nationwide cellphone company distributing phones and cellphone plans in Denver as part of a massive government program says it is “outraged by the unacceptable actions” uncovered by a CBS4 undercover investigation.
In one case a Total Call agent used someone else’s food stamp card to provide eligibility for a CBS4 producer. On another occasion another Total Call agent said it would be perfectly fine to use a friend’s food stamp card to establish eligibility and obtain a free phone.
Encouraging Spying on your Neighbor:
The company is asking the public to let it know of any improper activity with regard to Lifeline applications submitted to Total Call.
Wouldn’t it be easier to have a database of people receiving the phone’s? Then again there is too much money being made to do such a thing. Personally, I think that fraud was knowingly part of the deal. The companies are still making money regardless. The more phones they hand out the more money made. Who cares, right?
Personally, I think the companies should do their own policing. Doubt this will happen.