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This article was published on September 30, 2011

    Homeless Guy makes more money using Square and mobile payments

    Homeless Guy makes more money using Square and mobile payments
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    Homeless guy Mark aka “Madwhite” is raking in a lot more dough now that he accepts Square, Visa, MasterCard or DiscoverCard transactions. In fact, he’s making 4 times what he normally makes because he says now people can’t use the “I have no cash” excuse. Smart.

    Once they swipe their credit card, he even lets them know it’s a tax write off! And the best part for Madwhite? Once he has your information, he’ll email you to let you know what corners he’ll be frequenting next. If you’re lucky enough, maybe he’ll even shoot you a text.

    Why do I have a feeling this went down in Florida…

    Watch Mark discuss his mobile payment transactions below in this nearly unbelievable video shot by Roger BStillz.

    Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, it’s fake.

     

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