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Feds collecting personal, confidentialdata on consumer´s credit cards,bank transactions
Washington Examiner ^ | 6/27/13 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/27/2013 11:47:36 AM PDT by Nachum

The Obama administration, already under fire for the IRS scandal and National Security Agency snooping of the computers and cellphones of Americans, is also spending millions to have private contractors conduct a dragnet for confidential and personal credit and bank transactions without a warrant.

Newly obtained documents from the Obama-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reveal that the administration has OK'd a project to accumulate the personal financial data of some 5 million and share it with other agencies to build a "nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers for use in a wide range of policy research projects."

The documents obtained by public watchdog group Judicial Watch and provided to Secrets also indicate that those picked in the dragnet will be chosen randomly, meaning every American is subject to the raid on their information.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 4th; banking; cfbp; cfpb; classifyingamericans; communism; consumerdata; consumerspying; data; dividegroups; doddfrankbill; eugenicsdatabase; feds; financial; nsa; nwo; personal; spying; whatisendagenda; why
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1 posted on 06/27/2013 11:47:36 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 06/27/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
NSA's most important device:


3 posted on 06/27/2013 11:49:32 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: Nachum

I was at the post office and noticed when people paid with a credit card he also entered their 3 digit code for their records.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 11:50:25 AM PDT by edcoil (When given a choice, take both.)
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To: Nachum

FUBF, FUCD, Dodd Frank strikes again...


5 posted on 06/27/2013 11:50:39 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Nachum

Red states need to withdraw from the NYC Union.

Instantly the will be the wealthiest and freest nation on earth


6 posted on 06/27/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT by NoLibZone (There is only one solution: Secession by the Red states.No need to be in the NYC union.)
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To: Nachum

For use in a wide range of research projects?

If only Mengele had had a chance to build databases..

His protegees aren’t far off in having the same mission.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 11:54:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NoLibZone

Agree. After we expel the remaining parasites from us.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: edcoil

Interesting...Why not remove them from the back and remember them only?

I know mine have worn off one card...no one ever asks.

Very few people even check the signature. TJ MAXX did last week. I wonder if she was really looking for the number...now you have me wondering.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 11:58:35 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: taildragger

Tip of the iceberg, sickening.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 11:59:00 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Uncle Miltie
“one nation,under surveillance with Obamacare and EBT for all”
11 posted on 06/27/2013 11:59:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Nachum

How will Americans say enough?


12 posted on 06/27/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum
from the Obama-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

That's the bureau Elizabeth "Granny" Warren (a/k/a Fauxcahontas) bragged about being instrumental in bringing about -- as proof that she's worked tirelessly "for the middle class."

13 posted on 06/27/2013 12:02:00 PM PDT by maryz
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To: 3D-JOY; edcoil; Nachum

Have you noticed how your driver’s license is being swiped at the bank for “any transaction” and also at the doctor’s office. Could that be part of this?


14 posted on 06/27/2013 12:04:48 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Nachum; Revolting cat!

Obama must not trust Warren Buffett or Timothy Geitner to pay the taxes on all their income...


15 posted on 06/27/2013 12:07:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Nachum

If no other Law Enforcement agency or private person doesn’t have the right to this information, what exempts federalies?


16 posted on 06/27/2013 12:08:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Whenifhow

In Utah, they also swipe your DL when you enter a bar or order alcohol at a restaurant. Then, they have the info about what and how much you had to drink, if the police pull you over or you’re in an accident.


17 posted on 06/27/2013 12:10:26 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Whenifhow

Never heard of your driver’s license being swiped at the bank. They did it to me at Best Buy for an exchange and I ripped the clerk a new one.


18 posted on 06/27/2013 12:12:22 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Nachum

Wanna bet that 5 million grows? Say you work for Jones Construction. Well, now the gov will claim they need Mr. Jones’ records. They see that Mrs. Jones, who filed joint tax returns, is self employed as a housekeeper 10 people. Now the gov will want the records of each of those 10 people because they paid her, etc., etc., etc. No one is safe from prying eyes.


19 posted on 06/27/2013 12:14:31 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: edcoil

The Post Office also scans every parcel mailed and stores that information on their servers. Triangulation with mailings, credit card purchases, phone records, etc., leaves little to the gov’t’s imagination as to each and every move Americans make. Disgusting invasion of our privacy!


20 posted on 06/27/2013 12:14:56 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Whenifhow
Have you noticed how your driver’s license is being swiped at the bank for “any transaction” and also at the doctor’s office. Could that be part of this?

Haven't had to produce my D/L at the bank, but I mainly use ATMs anyway.
The doctor's office has required it lately. I figured it was for the upcoming death panels.

21 posted on 06/27/2013 12:14:58 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Whenifhow

Wells Fargo won’t let you cash a check on their own customers’ accounts without giving a finger print. Don’t know if all Wells Fargos do that but the one here does. BTW, I will NEVER do business with them.


22 posted on 06/27/2013 12:17:37 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Nachum

b00kmark


23 posted on 06/27/2013 12:18:47 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Nachum

...unexpectedly...


24 posted on 06/27/2013 12:22:16 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Whenifhow

On a recent phone call with my credit card company, they wanted to verify my home phone number which they knew because they had called a few minutes prior to me calling them back on their published number. Then they asked for my cell number. I told them I didn’t have one. As if name, address, home phone, SS#, your extra special secret answer to some dumb question, and card number (I’m sure I forgot one or two other “verifications”) weren’t enough.


25 posted on 06/27/2013 12:23:23 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Nachum; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

” Newly obtained documents from the Obama-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reveal that the administration has OK’d a project to accumulate the personal financial data of some 5 million “

Yeah....5 million....

Tea Partiers

Christians

Republicans

Gun owners

Press

All bases covered.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 12:24:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Nachum

Just wait for when they can scan cash via RFID chips. Then they have total control of everything.


27 posted on 06/27/2013 12:28:39 PM PDT by AdSimp
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To: 3D-JOY

If you are there ans swipe there is no need for the code. The code is used over the internet and phone orders to “ensure” you have the physical card. Was used to stop some id thieves from just knowing your number and ordering online.


28 posted on 06/27/2013 12:33:58 PM PDT by edcoil (When given a choice, take both.)
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To: edcoil

Three digit code is often the key to the kingdom.

Once a month we take cash out of our bank account equal to what we estimate our expenditures will be for that month, go buy a gift card and use that for all credit card purchases. May not be totally fool proof but may put a slight detour in things.


29 posted on 06/27/2013 12:34:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

You are correct.

I have to fght them long an dhard over that and over giving them my ss#.


30 posted on 06/27/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
How will Americans say enough?

I wish I could be confident in the future, but for now, it looks like BOHICA is the order of the day.

31 posted on 06/27/2013 12:41:51 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: Nachum

Not too long ago, I made several on-line transfers from savings to the boys’ checking accounts. You know the drill: pay for tuition; then ya get a call for more book $$$ than planned; then another call for this or that... Apparently, I made over-the-limited-number of allowable transactions and received a letter informing of the $30 FEE and that we had been reported to the federal government (don’t remember the specifics) All I could think of is: IT’S MY FREAKING MONEY!


32 posted on 06/27/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Whenifhow

I purchased Pepsi a way back at Target. The clerk wanted to scan my DL. I told her no way. I then called my local Police and asked what was encoded on the strip on the back of my DL. He couldn’t tell me.


33 posted on 06/27/2013 12:50:46 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: max americana

My credit union scans my DL for all transactions, even deposits without cash back.


34 posted on 06/27/2013 12:58:43 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: EVO X

If it were me, I’d change banks/credit unions.

:(


35 posted on 06/27/2013 1:01:42 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: lyby

Not really - if you put your money in a bank you have become the investor, not the depositor.

This came up a while back when the Cyprus situation was in the news. We found out because of an FDIC document.

The bank owns the money - get it out.


36 posted on 06/27/2013 1:06:35 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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Every piece of information printed on the DL is encoded to the strip. Last time I checked there was nothing else.

If you have a barcode strip, you can use a regular camera/scanner and barcode software to read it.

37 posted on 06/27/2013 1:08:32 PM PDT by varyouga
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The thought crossed my mind, but then I considered it was for fraud prevention.


38 posted on 06/27/2013 1:08:45 PM PDT by EVO X
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Feds collecting personal, confidential data on consumer´s credit cards, bank transactions

The Obama administration, already under fire for the IRS scandal and National Security Agency snooping of the computers and cellphones of Americans, is also spending millions to have private contractors conduct a dragnet for confidential and personal credit and bank transactions without a warrant.

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39 posted on 06/27/2013 1:11:16 PM PDT by LucyT
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Banks do swipe the DL and some collect finger prints. A biometric database is on the way....

At the end of the video:

A couple of months later after she returned an item her identity was stolen (although she doesn’t know how it was stolen).
December 7, 2010 7:17 PM

ConsumerWatch: More Retailers Scanning ID’s During Returns

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2010/12/07/consumerwatch-more-retailers-scanning-id%E2%80%99s-during-returns/

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — It used to be to return or exchange an item you simply had to provide your receipt. Now many retailers are not only requiring a photo ID, they scan the ID and store the information in a database.
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But under The Children’s Place return policy customers are required to present a photo ID which will be retained in a database. “Oh my gosh they now have my name, address, date of birth, phone number, drivers license number and maybe even a photo,” said Leslie.
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While consumers are concerned, under the DMV civil code businesses may swipe a driver’s license to prevent fraudulent activity. But where is this information stored? “Apparently there is a third party called The Return Exchange which is a company that contracts with retailers,” Freiwald said


40 posted on 06/27/2013 1:15:33 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Uncle Miltie

Don’t forget the Fifth!


41 posted on 06/27/2013 1:15:36 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Whenifhow

I believe the first wave of attacks against conservatives will be the locking down of their financial accounts.


42 posted on 06/27/2013 1:21:33 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I don’t think that action will be limited to conservatives - a simple glitch, stuxnet virus or whatever can take care of it all.


43 posted on 06/27/2013 1:23:07 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

tHANKS FOR THE INFO.


44 posted on 06/27/2013 1:30:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: EVO X

That’s crazy, like wow. And you hand it to them? What happened to “here’s my card”?


45 posted on 06/27/2013 1:32:23 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Pay cash and don’t use a zip code. It will make their heads explode.


46 posted on 06/27/2013 1:45:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Whenifhow
I got my financials out of US institutions when I moved to Canada earlier this year. Bank was no big deal, just ran it dry. I closed my brokerage account and when asked why, told them I did not trust the US financial market. Broker sounded like he had heard that reason for lost business a lot of times previously.
47 posted on 06/27/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: max americana
That’s crazy, like wow. And you hand it to them? What happened to “here’s my card”?

That the policy now. I am guessing to limit teller confusion they probably say to scan all transactions. They would definitely scan the DL on a cash back transaction. The technology is at all teller stations.

48 posted on 06/27/2013 2:03:13 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: Grams A
Three digit code is often the key to the kingdom.

666
49 posted on 06/27/2013 2:24:38 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: LucyT
Feds collecting personal, confidential data on consumer´s credit cards, bank transactions

I'm surprised there are people shocked by that news.

What I want to know is who that little eyeball belongs to that's been appearing in the corner of the email password box for the last couple of weeks and today when I signed up at the godirect ss website password box.

Maybe they think I need a reminder.

One more thing about this nsa big brother. Now that the muslim brotherhood is nested in the highest levels of homeland security it would behoove US to assume they have access to whoever/whatever they may want access to also, would it not?

50 posted on 06/27/2013 2:52:02 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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