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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 5, January 29, 2006, Article 12

SAFE DEPOSIT RESTRICTIONS?

The Snopes.com web site is investigating a claim making
the rounds of the Internet that the U.S. "Department of
Homeland Security is secretly putting restrictions on what
customers can remove from safe deposit boxes in case of
"national disaster."

The claim states that: "A family member from Irvine, CA
(who's a branch manager at Bank of America) told us two
weeks ago that her bank held a "workshop" where the last
two days were dedicated to discussing their bank's new
security measures. During these last two days, the workshop
included members from the Homeland Security Office who
instructed them on how to field calls from customers and
what they are to tell them in the event of a national
disaster. She said they were told how only agents from
Homeland Security (during such an event) would be in
charge of opening safe deposit boxes and determining what
items would be given to bank customers.

At this point they were told that no weapons, cash, gold,
or silver will be allowed to leave the bank - only various
paperwork will be given to its owners. After discussing
the matter with them at length, she and the other employees
were then told not to discuss the subject with anyone."

[I haven't seen this claim before and havenít heard of
any such planned restrictions.   Readers?  -Editor]

To read the full story, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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