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Warning! Financial responsibility can lead to terrorism 
7th-Mar-2006 11:37 am
southpark
This is messed up. The Department of Homeland Security now has to approve your personal finances.

© Copyright 2006 by Capitol Hill Blue

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"We're a product of the '60s," he said. "We believe government should be way away from us in that regard."

He was referring to the recent decision by him and his wife to be responsible, to do the kind of thing that just about anyone would say makes good, solid financial sense.

They paid down some debt. The balance on their JCPenney Platinum MasterCard had gotten to an unhealthy level. So they sent in a large payment, a check for $6,522.

And an alarm went off. A red flag went up. The Soehnges' behavior was found questionable.

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They were told, as they moved up the managerial ladder at the call center, that the amount they had sent in was much larger than their normal monthly payment. And if the increase hits a certain percentage higher than that normal payment, Homeland Security has to be notified. And the money doesn't move until the threat alert is lifted.


Full article

You should also read up on "Know Your Customer".
Comments 
7th-Mar-2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
dude this really creeped me out.
7th-Mar-2006 11:31 pm (UTC) - I wonder....
So while your account is frozen, is the DHS gonna pay the late fees and accrued interest when they finally approve?

Betcha they won't.

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