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Bank Of America Snooped Through Hundreds Of Accounts Looking For Capitol Rioters

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Outraged Bank of America customers are boycotting the bank after learning it snooped through hundreds of innocent people’s accounts at the request of the government as part of its investigation into the Capitol riot, using a broad criteria that meant anyone who made a transaction in DC that day came under a federal microscope.

Tucker Carlson revealed the bank’s involvement in the investigation on his FOX News show on Thursday night. After being contacted by the government, Bank of America handed over the information of 211 people.

* Customers confirmed as transacting, either through bank account debit card or credit card purchases, in Washington, D.C., between January 5 and January 6

* Purchases made for hotel and Airbnb RSVPs in DC, VA, and MD after January 6

* Any purchase of weapons or at a weapons-related merchant between January 7 and their upcoming suspected stay in D.C. area around Inauguration Day

From the 211 people the bank turned over, one was interviewed by law enforcement and no one was arrested.

The bank has not confirmed how many accounts it went through to produce the 211 it turned over, nor has it confirmed whether it was compelled by a subpoena or search warrant to hand over the information.

Now, many are calling for a total boycott of the bank, calling its cooperation with the feds an ‘overreach’ that breaches consumer trust, and are demanding to know how other companies are cooperating.

DailyMail.com has asked Chase, Capital One, American Express, Citi, Mastercard, Airbnb, Uber and Lyft whether they, too, have handed over the information of people who were near the Capitol on January 6 to the feds. None have responded.

BoA is refusing to give details on exactly how many accounts it looked through, whether the government produced a subpoena or warrant for them, or even if it still going through them.

On Friday morning, the bank told DailyMail.com in a statement: ‘We don’t comment on our communications with law enforcement.

‘All banks have responsibilities under federal law to cooperate with law enforcement inquiries in full compliance with the law.’

It’s unclear who asked the bank to hand over the records, if it was the FBI or the Justice Department.

It’s also unclear whether any banks were asked to hand over the records of rioters in the summer who descended… (Read more)

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