In 2013, a new law was made in the United States of America called the operation choke point that was intended to make sure that the consumers were not exploited by using government agencies to discourage the banks from doing business with the listed ones. The agenda was to chock off the businesses that were exploiting the consumers. This was a good move at fast until the fire arms and the ammunition were also categorized as “high risk” among many other businesses that were actually legal.
This new law also affected a lot of businesses like the Independent Sales Organizations led by Andrew Phillips Cardflex who were accused of helping the scammer drain money from the consumer’s accounts. This law is unfair to those people that are being choked out of their business yet they are doing legal businesses. So since there are people and organizations that are there to protect the defenseless, they started a fight against this law until it was said to end in 2017.
Sudden notices were issued to these “high risk” businesses from their financial institution that they will no longer be serviced by them. This was because the banks among many other businesses were forced to terminate long term relationships with these listed companies that they had no problem with. Companies like the Andrew Phillips Cardflex felt the heat when they had to go to court when they were claimed to have engaged in business with a listed company that led to a scam on the consumer’s credit and debit accounts. These unfairly targeted businesses that were supposed to be choked out of business had to look for other financial options and we all know that is not easy. This means that neither the “high risk” nor the businesses that are doing any sort of businesses with them are in a good place. There will be losses to both the listed and the organizations and the institutions that are doing business with them.
Apart from people losing their businesses that they use to feed their families, they are being dragged to court due to this law. Anyone who has been in court will tell you that the financial burden that comes with them are usually unbearable. The program was ended last year but the businesses are yet to heal if not stop being targeted. The work of the government is to protect the citizens at all cost but that “all cost” should be limited up to where the law hurts other people. Consider the affected people. Such a law should be buried and forgotten because it is just out of order.