How to report Link Card Abuse
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#1 Apr 4, 2010
I was wonder how to report someone for abusing the system. I know someone how has a link card with $350 and month on it, medical card, utility assitance.
The thing that bothers me is this person works for cash in a bar during the day for a few hours a week and is able to buy the following in cash in the past two years:
1) Jetski $7500
2) Scooter $2500
3) Two Boats $6000
4) Corvette $5000
5) Tires for Corvette
6) Hut Tub
7) Swimming Pool
8) Two Hot Tub Covers
9) 50" LCD TV
10) Pool Table
11) Boat Dock $1200
12) Wii + Games
13) New Patio Furniture
14) Wooden Swing Set $1200
The list could go on and on. It makes me sick seeing someone buying all of this when you have a link card and medical card. I know they get a tax return but doesn't pay taxes since they rent there home and work for cash in a bar during the day time.
Don't forget about the monthly living expense of $800 rent, gas bill, water bill, cable / internet/ phone bill, garage bill, sewer bill, car insurance on two cars.
#2 Apr 7, 2010
Well first off, if this person is only working in a bar a few nights a week, they would not be able to afford all of that stuff, now either your exagerating the situation, or they are doing something illegal on the side, because if they can afford all of this working only a couple of hours a week at a bar, I need the name so that I can get a job their too....
#3 Jul 29, 2010
yes i agree & how is it you know so much about this person stalk much
#4 Jul 31, 2010
Yea,I agree with you 100 percent.
#5 Aug 30, 2010
7500 for a jetski??
why bother posting such exaggeration?
obviously if these things really existed there is income coming from somewhere and the IRS would take notice automatically since these high ticket items make such a list to purposefully entrap those who indulge with their illegal earnings.
#6 Oct 2, 2010
i think what she is trying to say is WHY DO THEY EVEN HAVE A LINK IN THE FIRST PLACE IF THEY CAN AFFORD ALL THIS STUFF...
I KNOW SOMEONE WHO NO RIGHTS TO HER SON, SHE HAS TRIED TO KILL HIM BEFORE HE WAS BORN..HE WAS BORN WITH DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM HAS TRIED NUMEROUS TIMES TO KILL HERSELF BY PILLS, DOES NOT TAKE CARE OF HER SON YET STILL GETS MONEY ON HER LINK CARD......SOOOOOOOO.. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE TO REPORT ABUSE OF THE CARD
#7 Oct 2, 2010
you idiot.. getting money for food isnt going to be wasted by anybody unless they are mentally challenged and cant wipe their butt for themselves.
aside from that.. how do you know that the acts she has portrayed are not something that the government has hired to wind up the nerves of people such as yourself?
talking about how you have evidence towards neglect, but you rant and rave here on a forum rather than talking to the authorities.
come back when dcfs and the local police refuse to listen to you.. then and only then would you have some right to be seeking help from a forum.
i should know, because i am having trouble finding a lawyer to hear anything i have to say.
besides, i have asked the government for help because of a neglect and abuse from my SSI 'authorized representative' and i got nothing.. not even an email confirming that they heard what i said.
if you really think abusing food stamps is gonna do some good for your credit, you'd be sadly mistaken.
i am just imagining you screaming 'help this lady is getting fat for free!!'
#8 Oct 24, 2010
Haha you're a f*ckin dumass!! I couldnt tell you how many people I know with link. They all are living a better life than me and I have the joy of working for a living. I could see someone on link having all of the things he listed. I hate link! Wasted tax payers money, I would say let them all starve but we all know that if we got rid of link they wouldnt. They just wouldnt be able to afford some of the things on that list. A few friends of mine decide we would see how hard it is to get link, one friend is a pharmacist he makes $150,000+ a year, guess what? he was approved for link. Another friend of mine which is an older gentlemen I wont get into his career but he makes $200,000+ a year and he was approved for link. Its easy you just go in there and lie. Both my friends never used there cards and canceled them. Funny to because when they canceled them the people at human services didnt understand why they were canceling and actually tried to stop them from canceling and offered them other programs!!! Its all a joke! Just like you my friend!
#9 Feb 27, 2011
i completely agree with Kane in Rockford. Its a freaking joke. The system is so messed up. I work at a doctors office that takes the medicaid card, and I see these girls working part time or not at all but having it all, such as nice cars, clothes,nails and hair done. OH! and also section 8 and link card! Wow! So basically the hard-working tax-payers are paying their unneccesary stuff while WE do work hard and pay our bills,health, and food and pay those peoples stuff too! WHHAT A JOKE!!!!
#10 Mar 1, 2011
yes it is true
#11 Mar 4, 2011
go to a junk yard and pick up a car carcass for $1,000
then go get yourself a refurbished engine for $1,000
and have yourself a decent looking car that runs really good for $2,000
fashionable clothes used to be easy to get.
now it seems impossible.
a pair of jeans for $10 -$20
if you bought a new pair of pants or a new shirt every other month.. its possible to see yourself with some nice clothes.
those clothes werent worth $80 or even $40
the dye runs out and the material fades a lot.
the denim gets so dry that the washing machine puts holes in them.
a real pair of jeans will look like a comparable $20 pair of jeans in 5 - 6 years.
the discount jeans will be faded and looking very used after only 2 - 3 years.
the expensive stuff has twice the lifespan.
and some of the discount stuff was absolutely ripped to pieces in about 1 year.
you do realize that there are very rich neighborhoods.. like anything between chicago and matteson.
let those people spend their inflated checks and purchase used from them?
there are more details that surround complaint than simply having the system exist.
personally, i cannot stand grocery store food.
i can walk from one side of the store to the other and cannot find a single meal that makes me want to eat.
there is nothing that can be done about it because we are forced to spend our money at the grocery store.
i feel like cooking is a pain in the butt.
chewing is even harder.
and swallowing the food that doesnt hit the spot is downright enough to make me wanna whine/cry.
section 8 isnt taking any new applications.
they havent for years.
the only public housing is an apartment complex with tiny apartments that could lead to a personality disorder.
i will be the one to say,
its not about wanting to work or not wanting to work.
its about emotional and mental problems.
you might be suffering, but you are usually just one or two steps away from being in the same situation.
suffering is not the same as being tortured or often (usually) harassed.
there are thousands of people who are simply insensitive to the abuse and carry on without ever noticing.
#12 Mar 6, 2011
Sorry!That I had to put it this way.This Link report is about Lakeveiw Nursing Home and some others who abuse their LinkCards at Walgreens(customers)Employies use ona day to day bases.And one I know of she works at Clark&Beldon Walgreen.She goes and buys screach games and lottry.Some realy do in those Link Cards.So please start to crack down on and take them away.In Chicago The Lakeveiw Nurcing Home mostly is the problm and Walgreen emploies as well.They even use coupons as well even there is nothing wrong about coupons but so it is bad.Thankyou so(sorry for a few mispelled words).
#13 Mar 6, 2011
Sorry!I had to comeback only to give you the rest I forgot.(Sorry).The cards that were use at Walgreens,were taped not working as in striped.And the most part there is certion mamagers and assticeted mamagers who allow them to get away with them at all times and certion emploies as well they go to.Who are mostly aferian american.The frist name is Mr.Gilbert,Ms.George,Vennsa,et c; at 740 W Diversy,Chicago,Il.P.S.They do gey away with alot oftrouble with those Link Cards. Thankyou so much for your time.Sorry for any mispelled words.
#14 Mar 6, 2011
Ok you guys do realize that there are not enough jobs for everybody in this country, and there is a recession? I know a million people who would kill for a job, and hate being on public assistance, but because most of the jobs are already taken by mexicans (not prejudice at all just stating a fact) so what are they to do starve or let there children starve, because they cant find a job. Or how about the ones that are going to school to better themselves, and are taking to many classes because they want to get it over with quick and fast, so they either cant work or cant find a job that will work with their school schedule? You have to think about every scenario before you pre-judge people, everybody that is on assistance is not there because they want to be, granted that there are some that are, but not all.
#15 Mar 6, 2011
Yeah there are peopel that lie just to get assistance, but it is not possible to have all of the items only working a couple hours and only a few days at a bar. And I dont know how you guys were aproved when I got denied because I was making $10 hr and I am a single mother of 3 children, so I really think your lying about that because they do check, you may get it that first month but after they run your ss# you wont be getting the next month or any other month after that.*knowyourfactsbeforeyougo puttingupdumbstuff* Oh and for the record, NO ONE, GETS CASH, its only for people who are far along in there pregnancy and cant work, so once again *knowyourfacts* and it is not hard to dress nice you can dress nice for just a little bit of money, there are stores that sell used clothes,and you can buy a brand new outfit for $25 bucks, so that argument is dead.
#16 Mar 6, 2011
I guarantee you that she was not receiving cash, maybe food stamps, but not cash.
#17 Mar 6, 2011
ee we go with this 'mostly African American' bull crap again. There are millions and millions of peopel on link. All different races and nationalities. And more than likely you are either exagerating or mis-interpreting something.*comeonpeople pleaseputrealfactsupherenotass umptions*
#18 Mar 11, 2011
Helo!again.Sorry I had to comeback and to let you know about what happen on Wednesday 3/9/2011.A man came in bought some things at Walgreens,got cash out of Chase ATM,paid for his stuff with cash and then got cash back and then I saw his Link card.Then he left.Thankyou for your time again.
#19 Mar 12, 2011
okay.. a link card is like a peepee for civil status again?
#20 Mar 17, 2011
Ok, that could have been his unemployment card, that he was using to get cash...just because someone has a little bit of money does not mean they have enough to pay rent, bills, insurance, things for self and kids, and money to buy food...come on now people, use your heads for something other than trying to accuse people, when you dont know them or their situation.
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