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Saturday Night Live - Target Store Skit: ID required!


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#1 Continental

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:52 AM

Saturday Night Live - Target Store Skit: ID required!

Target Cashier: "Debit?"
Customer: "Credit."
Target Cashier: "May I see your driver's license?"
Customer gives cashier driver's license.
Target Cashier: "It's a match."

All of this done like it is the regular everyday routine! This is outrageous! Saturday Night Live is training consumers to be idiots! Everybody call Saturday Night Live and set them straight.

And immediately call 1-800-VISA-911 if anyone ever does this to you in real life.

No ID for credit card purchases ever!



#2 GEORGE

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 11:27 PM

SORRY...MY LICENSE IS A PERMIT TO DRIVE A CAR

Not a permit to use my signed credit card


#3 Continental

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 04:16 AM

A new Saturday Night Live Target Store Skit episode aired tonight. This time the cashier correctly compared the signatures and did not ask for ID. Glad to see Saturday Night Live got the message.

Immediately call 1-800-VISA-911 if any merchant ever asks for ID for a signed credit card purchase.

No ID for credit card purchases ever!

#4 soldiergurl74

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 03:07 PM

It's a comedy show.... come on.

#5 Uncle Leo

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 03:45 PM

It's a comedy show.... come on.


No kidding.

#6 GEORGE

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 06:42 PM

A new Saturday Night Live Target Store Skit episode aired tonight. This time the cashier correctly compared the signatures and did not ask for ID. Glad to see Saturday Night Live got the message.

Immediately call 1-800-VISA-911 if any merchant ever asks for ID for a signed credit card purchase.

No ID for credit card purchases ever!

Good for them

They got a CLUE


#7 Need More RWHP

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:59 PM

A new Saturday Night Live Target Store Skit episode aired tonight. This time the cashier correctly compared the signatures and did not ask for ID. Glad to see Saturday Night Live got the message.

Immediately call 1-800-VISA-911 if any merchant ever asks for ID for a signed credit card purchase.

No ID for credit card purchases ever!



My experience has been you get some foreign call center idiot when you call that number and they don't have a grasp of basic policies off their mind.

#8 Continental

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:58 PM

A new Saturday Night Live Target Store Skit episode aired tonight. This time the cashier correctly compared the signatures and did not ask for ID. Glad to see Saturday Night Live got the message.

Immediately call 1-800-VISA-911 if any merchant ever asks for ID for a signed credit card purchase.

No ID for credit card purchases ever!

Good for them

They got a CLUE

Yet another brand new Saturday Night Live Target Store skit episode aired this weekend. Thankfully, there was no ID garbage this time either. The customer paid with MasterCard and the transaction was authorized/approved/completed. :rofl:

CREDIT CARD SIGNATURE IS ALL THE ID NEEDED

When you pay for merchandise with a Visa card, MasterCard, or American Express any store that accepts these cards should accept yours too, no questions asked. It's part of the deal that merchants agree to when they become participating members.

They must check your signature and the card - electronically or by telephone - to be sure it's valid. Once the answer comes up yes, they can go ahead and charge. They can't ask you for any further identification - not a license plate number, Social Security number, proof of address, phone number or picture ID.

Your personal ID isn't needed because Visa, MasterCard, and American Express all guarantee payment on cards that have been properly checked. If the issuer mistakenly authorizes a sale on a bad card, it should make good. MasterCard says that merchants receive instant settlement. The contract MasterCard merchants sign specifically prevents them from asking for personal ID.

Unfortunately, not all merchants play by the rules. Some, apparently, haven't read them.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

MasterCard wants to hear about merchants who break their rules. Send the name and address and an account of what happened to MasterCard WorldWide 2000 Purchase St. Purchase, NY 10577. The merchant's bank will get a stiff letter, ordering it to investigate and bring the offending store into line - or pay a $2,000 fine.

Visa enforces the same rules as MasterCard. "When we hear about a violation, we ask the bank that signed the merchant to get together with the merchant and see that the practice is stopped," Visa representative states. To report a merchant, send a letter to the bank that that issued your Visa card or call 1-800-VISA-911.

American Express also prohibits merchants from asking for IDs. "All a merchant is supposed to do is take an imprint, make sure the signature matches and swipe the card through the terminal, to get authorization."

#9 Equation

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 01:23 AM

A new Saturday Night Live Target Store Skit episode aired tonight. This time the cashier correctly compared the signatures and did not ask for ID. Glad to see Saturday Night Live got the message.

Immediately call 1-800-VISA-911 if any merchant ever asks for ID for a signed credit card purchase.

No ID for credit card purchases ever!

Good for them

They got a CLUE

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/target-lady/227541/




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