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Wintermute  ·  2425 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you joke about sending ISIS beer money on Venmo, you may lose that money.

    you thought you could just name-drop an identified terrorist group in your financial transactions and someone would not pay attention to it?

Uh, yes? I mean, sure it's not totally unreasonable that it sets off a flag somewhere, but unless one of the parties involved in the transaction is also somehow tied to ISIS it's pretty absurd that the government actually took the money. I know it's not a good idea to overestimate the intelligence of an average human (let alone one who supports ISIS), but how many times has someone used Venmo to transfer money to ISIS and included the word "ISIS" in the memo?