Woman accidentally informs the U.S. that she’s a terrorist via online travel form

Flying over the Atlantic.Image: Getty Images/EyeEmBy Mark Kaufman2018-09-30 17:56:12 UTC While planning a visit to the United States, a British woman unwittingly answered "Yes" to an online travel application query asking if she had ever engaged in terrorist activity. Accordingly, Mandie Stevenson's U.S. travel application was promptly denied, reports the BBC. "At first I thought…


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Flying over the Atlantic.
Flying over the Atlantic.

Image: Getty Images/EyeEm

2017%2f12%2f04%2f7d%2fmarkpic.c6031By Mark Kaufman

While planning a visit to the United States, a British woman unwittingly answered “Yes” to an online travel application query asking if she had ever engaged in terrorist activity.

Accordingly, Mandie Stevenson’s U.S. travel application was promptly denied, reports the BBC.

“At first I thought it was a bad dream and then I realised what I had done,” Stevenson said on the BBC radio show “Mornings with Stephen Jardine.”

A screenshot of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ESTA homepage.

A screenshot of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ESTA homepage.

Image: screenshot/department of homeland security

Stevenson had been applying for a travel application using the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization site, or ESTA, when she erred. Specifically, Stevenson was applying for a “visa waiver program,” wherein citizens of some countries can enter the U.S. without going through a more tedious visa process.

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To rectify the digital mishap, Stevenson had to visit the U.S. embassy in London. There, after a series of interviews, U.S. authorities granted her a travel visa to visit the States, but she had to significantly alter her travel arrangements and fly at a later date. The embassy appointment cost 320 pounds ($416).

And so goes this latest instance of beware of what and where you click — especially on government websites. 

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