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Interac Begging

"Spare any interac?"
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Perhaps homeless people would get more change if they invested in a portable Interac machine. If you don't have change on you, all you have to do is swipe your bank card. Minimal fuss for both parties.
Rolo, Oct 15 2002

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       I take it Interac = ATM?
phoenix, Oct 15 2002
  

       Technically they wouldn't get change. They'd get money accredited to their bnk account, a bank accoutn that they don't have because they have no permanent addres, but by the time you have read this far, the credit card will have been stolen by the homeless person, along with the owner credibility.
[ sctld ], Oct 15 2002
  

       sctld: Quite true. Given that the system would be in place, it would only work if street people, vagrants, bums, panhandlers and squigee kids were elevated to an occupational status.   

       Still, it would make things easier.   

       phoenix: yup. Interac =ATM machine.
Rolo, Oct 15 2002
  

       Maybe a switch/solo machine woudl be better, that way you can allocate a certain amount to the switch/solo account, and then you could personally decide how much was handed over. And if the card gets stolen, then its only your homeless accoutn that he gets access to.
[ sctld ], Oct 15 2002
  

       I'm not paying a $3 service fee to give a bum change. I will, however, happily hand them job applications to McDonalds, etc..
Mr Burns, Oct 15 2002
  

       Touche.
Rolo, Oct 15 2002
  
      
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