We’ve told you before about consumers who ended up being denied for loans and facing public embarrassment because their credit report included a note that the person might be a terrorist or an international drug trafficker. But no one seems to want to take the blame for when this kind of mistake happens. [More]
The Washington Post has an article, “Ordinary Customers Flagged as Terrorists,” describing how the Office of Foreign Asset Control maintains a list of potential terrorist suspects, and how everyday citizens can wind up on it.
A text file. That’s what banks use to freeze the assets of terrorists, drug traffickers, and nuclear weapons dealers. A dot txt downloadable from the U.S. Treasury website.