Friday, March 3, 2006

Patriot Act Intrusion?

This is an interesting story about how just because somebody paid $6,522 on their credit card balance (it was an unusually high payment) they ended up being reported to Homeland Security. The posting indicates that this is the result of changes in the Bank Privacy Act, whatever that is.

I'm sitting here thinking in a country of 300 million people, there must be at least thousands of "unusual" credit card payments every day. In fact, I've made a few myself lately with no problems. Are they all held up? Is every single one reported to Homeland Security. It's possible, I suppose, but I'm not sure this actually passes the smell test.

Found via....argh this hurts, Sully

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