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Response to BComplex (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 04:48 PM

14. I wonder whether anyone even has that sort of form anymore

Just print the page out with the requirements, state their names and employers (or disabled/retired, which is likely the case) and send it in.

Campaigns can't afford the staffing and training to handle that sort of thing, which is why virtually none of them do any more. The amount they would bring in from checks would probably not cover the fees for the bank transactions and the salaries and overhead of the people who would have to handle those transaction. ActBlue can set up the check handling, but it probably costs the campaigns more, and the percentage of people sending checks in the mail is tiny these days. In a race with this short of a deadline, the odds the campaigns will receive the checks and get them deposited and credited to their accounts are slim and getting worse with each passing day.

They need to be aware that sending a check in means everyone who touches that check has full access to their account numbers, bank routing numbers and probably their addresses, too. Some people still think SSNs should be on checks also, which they should not be. Checks in the mail also get stolen. I understand people are paranoid, but they need to understand relative risks, and sending checks in the mail is much higher risk than online. Especially true if they use Paypal, where no one gets access to the info, either as a memeber or not.

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