Has anyone else received this email from Digi-Key?

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jasontheguitarist
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Has anyone else received this email from Digi-Key?

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Thank you for your order with Digi-Key.

As a part of Digi-Key’s order processes, all parties to the transaction are screened against certain US Government Denied Persons Listings. Your name came up as a close match to a party on one of these listings.

Please provide me with your full name (including your middle name if you have one) as it appears on a government issued identification card so that we verify that you are not the denied person on the listing.

This information is for internal use only.

We will make a note of the information on your record for our future reference in order to avoid having to contact you for this information. We will keep the information confidential.

Please reply to this email, or email your response to trade.compliance@digikey.com

My last name is probably the most common in the US, so I guess my name is similar to a lot of people’s names. They are acting like I’m trading government secrets or some crap, I just want a few LEDs…

Edited by: jasontheguitarist on 09/04/2019 - 20:42
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Yelp, I just called them up on the phone and said “Hey whats this, you got me confused with someone else”. They explained what it was for and verified who I was, then told me my account was fine to order away.
I think some bad people using electronic components build some nasty things that cause mass destruction, so they need to verify your not one of those on the watch list. At least that’s how I took it.

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Interesting. I just wanted some LH351Ds with reasonable shipping now that Arrow decided they hate us.

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The Arrow free shipping was a sweet deal while it lasted. I wish they would just go to charging what the actual shipping cost is on small orders instead of this “you better order $50 bucks worth or were gonna charge close to $50 bucks anyway”.

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As long as your name ain’t Jason bin-Laden or something…

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