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Hello! Joseph, does a bank have to inform a customer if a government

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Hello! Joseph, does a bank have to inform a customer if a government agency has been looking at your accounts or wants to see your accounts?Thanks
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Thank you for requesting me directly.

No, unfortunately, a bank doesn't have an obligation to inform a customer that a government agency has requested and/or subpoenaed account information.

In most situations, the government agency would not want to 'tip off' the person whose account is being looked into, and will likely request the bank not to inform the person that the agency has requested to look into the account.

However, the governmental agency would need to have a subpoena to legally obtain your account information.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi Joseph...how long does a subpoena take? Thanks!
It depends on the circumstances. Emergency subpoenas can be granted, but otherwise it would likely take weeks if not longer.
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