How Panhandlers Use Free Credit Cards

#Money

Mon, Aug 30th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In New York City, an advertising executive recently handed over her American Express Platinum Card to a homeless Manhattan man after he had asked her for change. The man, who had been without home after losing a job, used the card to buy $25 worth of deodorant, water and cigarettes. And then he returned the card.

Jim Rankin of the Toronto Star asked: What would happen if, instead of spare change, you handed a person in need the means to shop for whatever they needed? What would they buy? Can you spare your credit card, sir?

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