” Food stamp recipients are turning the government handouts into quick cash with ads on Craigslist, despite efforts to stem fraud.
The federally-funded grocery assistance coupons — which are issued by states in the form of debit cards under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — are being sold on the online bulletin board as well as auction sites like eBay. FoxNews.com found several offerings at Craigslist sites around the country, where the sellers offered the welfare benefits at large discounts from face value.
The coupons are not supposed to be transferred, and Craigslist’s policy lists them among the items that are not allowed to be sold or bartered on the site. But unless someone flags such a post, there’s little the sites, which operate in small, medium and large markets around the country, can do. Critics suspect…
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