Homeless Man Takes Credit Cards

Posted on Jan 29 2016 - 9:26am by Adam E

Honest Abe Homeless Man Takes Credit Cards

As we, sadly, move towards a cashless society it has to be a bit tougher on the homeless people who often rely on cash from sympathetic folks. Heck, I have often said “sorry, I only have credit cards” to fend off the homeless folks in San Francisco. Well, “Honest Abe”, a homeless man in Detroit, got himself a smartphone and a Square reader so that he can accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Detroit has to be a tough city to be homeless in. It has a depressed economy, cold weather, and plenty of crime and violence. Honest Abe seems to have is ISH together. He has a nice white board sign, a smartphone, credit card processing ability, and cold weather clothes. Might be time to parlay this into a job Abe…


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