internet panhandling a cause or just plain common

United States
April 20, 2007 8:12pm CST
some people work extra hours on the job when things are tight. Families tweak their budgets, cut their spending, and cut corners. When these tactics aren't good enough what comes next? What other options are out there. With the internet craze of being your own bose some people have resulted to internet begging or panhandling if you will. These type's of web sites have poped up all over the net. Dignity may not over flow from this venture but it seems the money will. I for one could never go to this level of degration and new self low. Could you or would you set up a site for the purpose of begging for monies to pay your credit card debts or other debts?
3 responses
• United States
21 Apr 07
First, I would never put up a website to beg for money. Second, I have never seen any sites like this, although given the millions of site world wide, it would not surprise me if there were a few like this. However, I have recently begun seeing spam in my email and postings to a couple of my blogs (postings which I promptly deleted) from people asking for money. The spam emails were obviously frauds intended to cheat people and help some criminals enrich themselves. The blog postings appeared to be the same but were written in a slightly more convincing way. As to what can people do when they have cut their expenses as much as possible and are unable to earn any additional income? There are a couple of possibilities. The first is to contact their creditors and work out a repayment plan that lowers their payments and gives them some flixibility as they try to get out from under the debt. If you are sincere and the lender feels that they have a good chance of getting their money back from you they will often work with you this way. If this fails or, more likely, you are too far in debt for even this to work, your other option is bankrupcy. It ruins your credit for the near term but so does the debt and unpaid bills you are currently struggling under. However, if there are no other options this will remove the burden and allow you to start over, alibet under a cloud.
• United States
22 Apr 07
They need to take some finacial lessons with their bank most banks will do that for free. Also they need to suck it up face the fact that they messed up and fix it on their own with their own money not other people's.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I don't pay attention for begging sites. First, people who really need money are not able to do it. People, who know how to do it, usually have money, but they want to make more. They don't have dignity. Some people have good manners including Internet; some don't have it at all.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
you are so right. I just had to post something after watching her on t.v. yet again for her book that she just wrote on the subject. I also did some reasearch and found that there are over a million web sites of panhandlers.
@rezaferry (141)
• United States
21 Apr 07
You're kidding right? There are these kind of sites :) :) :). Can you show me a site :)? I myself would never do this. I'm a programmer, (one of my product is http://www.mapdaze.com) I only web-pan-handle if I have a product. I will only ask money if I give something in return.