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3/9/06

Texas Couple Investigated by Homeland Security for Paying Down Their Credit Card Debt

Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Monday March 06, @08:32PM
from the utterly-speechless dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Capital Hill Blue is reporting that recently a retired Texas schoolteacher and his wife had a little run in with the Department of Homeland Security. The crime? Paying down some debt. From the article: '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. [...] 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.'"
I just love it when people that back the patriot act say it will only affect terrorists and not regular American citizens who have done nothing wrong.



Posted originally on Slashdot.com

More things that just piss me off

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