I'll probably regret saying this__but many black people are indistinguishable in half inch polaroids as are other dark skinned folks, ladies who change hair colors, men who lose hair or shave their heads, grow beards etc.<quoted text>
Well, I checked both e-bay and Craigslist and couldn't find a single EBT cards or recent food stamps for sale. And, since it is against the law to sell them, anyone selling them must be pretty stupid.
Craigslist states on their site that "Food stamps, WIC vouchers, SNAP EBT cards, SNAP or WIC foods, infant formula, etc. and other items received from governmental agencies or programs" are prohibited items for sale on their website.
I'm not saying there isn't fraud. Of course there is....always has been. The switch to EBT cards has helped but they really need to require that people show a from of ID to use them or put their picture on the card. Then, people won't be so willing to purchase them for half their value.
Photo ID's are a bullsht Republican deal designed to disenfranchise just like gerrymandering___the R party has to cheat to remain relevant.
As a further complication, the cashiers at many stores are instructed to accept any legal instrument no matter who presents it.