I got this on in early
June of 1999; I'm not even sure if it's relevant any more. Just goes to show how long I've had this website.
URGENT: Stop the bank spying
I'm participating in an Internet
campaign to stop a regulation which would require your bank to spy on you, and
I'd like to invite you to join me.
We now have less than 20 days to
contact the FDIC and demand that it kill its proposed "Know Your
Customer" rule. Please forward this message to any friends, family,
co-workers, neighbors, or other people you know who may be interested, then go
and sign the petition. It will be submitted directly to the FDIC. Plus, a copy
will be sent to your representative in the U.S. House and to both your U.S.
The FDIC's Know Your Customer rule
would force banks to "monitor" your checking and savings account and
report any "unusual transactions" to the federal government. This
frightening threat to your financial privacy would force your bank to:
your "source of funds"
* Determine your "normal and
* Report any "suspicious
activity" to federal investigators
The government claims it is trying
to thwart money launderers and drug dealers. But what this law will do is turn
every bank teller into a government informer and everyone with a bank account
into a criminal suspect.
In a free society, the government
has no business asking where you get your money or how you spend it -- and
politicians have no right to force your bank to monitor your account.
But that's exactly what's going to
happen, unless we can generate enough opposition before the FDIC's comment
period expires on March 8. Outraged Americans have already flooded the FDIC
with over 51,000 comments against the Know Your Customer regulation -- but the
agency hasn't backed down yet.
Let's keep up the pressure.
Please forward this e-mail to
everyone you know who might be interested in helping, but please don't send it
indiscriminately -- spam will only hurt our campaign.
Then go to http://www.defendyourprivacy.com and sign the petition.
CPS Support Planning Ops
If you're not part of the solution...
you're part of the precipitate.
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