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Curious how much the government is really involved in our day-to-day activities? Ever wondered if anyone really pays attention to what’s written on your check’s memo line? Still think what you choose to name your dog doesn’t matter? Think again.
A California man’s bank account was flagged, an online check payment to his dog walker frozen, over simply writing his service dog’s name – Dash – in the memo line.
Apparently, Dash is a little too close for comfort to the Department of Treasury as it’s just one little “e” short of spelling Daesh, the name of an ISIS terrorist cell.
Dash’s handler Bruce Francis explains:
When Bruce got a call from his dog walker wondering why she hadn’t received her payment yet, he took a look at his Chase account online, that’s when he learned of the hold up.
“There was a message saying, ‘Please explain what ‘for Dash’ means,” he said.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control, a branch of the Treasury Department, had gotten involved, looking for clarification on the purpose of the payment to the 9-year old pit bull mix’s dog walker.