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(Fark)   My bank killed my debit card thanks to the Target scare. When I attempted to pay a restaurant bill, I was denied. A good Samaritan covered my meal with his own card and told me to pay it forward. What charity should I contribute to?   (fark.com) divider line 64
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2014-01-16 11:48:37 PM
I'd keep the money and think, "Finally, someone else is the sucker."
 
2014-01-17 12:10:23 AM
I'm rather fond of this charity:  http://bluestarconnection.org/

I made a donation last night in memory of one of their recipients who just died.
 
2014-01-17 12:28:14 AM

stupiddream: RedPhoenix122: enry: The last time this happened, my credit union sent me a letter saying they were sending a new card and the old one would be cancelled on a specific date, or sooner if I called.

/Didn't go to target so wasn't impacted
//credit union FTW

My bank did the same thing.
/USAA FTW

Same here, but they just replaced my wife's card debit card and not mine which are on the same account.  She had shopped at Target in the time period of the theft.


USAA did the same thing for me as well, but only on my card despite us both having shopped at Target on the same days.  I'll have to give them a ring tomorrow and see what's going on.
 
2014-01-17 12:49:49 AM
Give to Wikipedia.
 
2014-01-17 05:41:48 AM
Go to skid row with a case of cheap whine and hand out the bottles.
 
2014-01-17 05:42:45 AM
Oh, and some crack. Hand out a bottle of wine and a couple 20s to those in need.
 
2014-01-17 08:18:30 AM
Doctors Without Borders and the UN Population Fund both do amazing work in developing countries.
 
2014-01-17 08:26:53 AM

Orion5k: To all of the people with serious contributions, thanks! To the others who tell me to go out in the real world... good advice, but I donate a lot of time to charities (food shelf gardens, loaves and fishes, homeless shelters, etc.). I apologize to you all that my credit union doesn't keep me up to date, and that my identity was stolen. The other day, I was trying to eat a meal before my overnight shift, and I failed. Some hacker(s) got my info and my card was shut down. A good person stepped in for me and moved me with their generosity. Now I feel the need to make some small contribution to the world for the sake of whoever took care of me. Fark me sideways if that makes me a bad person.

/Subby
//Tons of good causes in this thread, I chose a few. Love you guys


^5 and good on ya.  Fark the ignorant. I'm glad you chose a good cause or two.

Have a great day.
 
2014-01-17 09:00:39 AM

dready zim: You shouldn`t give it to charity, you should use it to perform one or more good deeds to people you meet yourself who are in need. That was how it was given, that is how it should be given.


This.

Which is exactly what "pay it forward" means.
 
2014-01-17 09:20:03 AM

Spanky McStupid: St Jude Children's Hospital


this.
 
2014-01-17 09:34:07 AM
A Sperm Bank
 
2014-01-17 11:10:41 AM
During college I worked at a hobby/collectibles/gaming store. Was able to "synergistically" set up a fantastic pay it forward situation. A very poor husband and wife worked at a close by All you can eat buffet style restaraunt and would buy Magic cards EVERY week. Two homeless guys would always volunteer to work for money to buy food. I offered the married couple a discount on their purchases if they would comp the homeless guys. So had a weekly schedule where the homeless guys washed all the storefront windows, swept the sidewalks, washed my car, and kept the entire block litter free. then I would call the husband or wife, and they would comp them for a free meal. Worked pretty well.
 
2014-01-17 01:25:21 PM

Magnir: During college I worked at a hobby/collectibles/gaming store. Was able to "synergistically" set up a fantastic pay it forward situation. A very poor husband and wife worked at a close by All you can eat buffet style restaraunt and would buy Magic cards EVERY week. Two homeless guys would always volunteer to work for money to buy food. I offered the married couple a discount on their purchases if they would comp the homeless guys. So had a weekly schedule where the homeless guys washed all the storefront windows, swept the sidewalks, washed my car, and kept the entire block litter free. then I would call the husband or wife, and they would comp them for a free meal. Worked pretty well.


Good on you! I love this sort of thing. Any sort of community looking out for each other, even if some are hard on luck. Few people are willing to celebrate the positive contributors. Maybe it wasn't the easiest of life for any of these folks, but at least a group of people cared. Thanks for being part of that. (Trolls may follow... to hell with them).
 
2014-01-17 02:41:13 PM
I had that happen TWICE recently...

I shopped at Target...then the news came out that they'd been hacked.
My bank sent me a new card out of the blue. I activated it and went about my way.
Then, AFTER Target announced all was good, like an idiot, I shopped there again.
Only to read, days later, that they'd been hacked again!!!
Boom, mailbox had a new card in it about a week later.
Tired of changing all these numbers for all my online shopping and bill paying!
 
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