I have been living in France since 2019 so I'm used to the goofy US tax requirements. I recently changed banks (actually, from Crédit Mutuel in the north to Crédit Mutuel in the south). I originally completed a W-9 when I opened my account, and I needed to complete another when I changed to the southern account. Since then, I have been asked twice more by the branch to complete the W-9 paperwork. The first time (in fall 2022) they apparently lost track of it, and then today I was asked for it again because "the date was not in the correct format for the US (MM-DD-YYYY)."
I have always dated my government documents in the format 3 January 2023 and have not had a problem, so this third W-9 for a bank account is bothering me. Am I right to be suspicious?