Obama campaign tightens security on website donations page

A Daily Caller reporter tested Obama’s donation system April 4 by donating cash via a pre-paid Visa gift card and an Internet proxy server. The Visa card was bought with untraceable cash, and the proxy server hid TheDC’s online identity.

Even though the identity of the donor was technically unverifiable, TheDC fully complied with federal laws, and provided accurate information to the Obama website.

The Obama website rejected the contribution because the Visa gift-card did not have a known address that could be used to verify the donor’s identity.

That’s much different from 2008, when Obama’s campaign accepted unverifiable donations made via American Express gift cards and identity-hiding proxy servers.