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How many retailers actually ask for ID?


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#1 Hillbilly with Credit

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:53 PM

Yeah, they are supposed to. Yeah some would refuse to show it and either need to see a Manager (who would just say "Its policy, I need to see it") or pay cash, or lose the sale... when they went in there to buy something...

But how many actually do it?

Edited by Hillbilly with Credit, 08 September 2010 - 05:12 PM.




#2 theD43

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:55 PM

i never been ask, knock on wood

#3 BoostMyScore

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:57 PM

Hardly ever. In fact, I let my wife use my debit card all the time and she is never asked.

#4 jtoast

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:03 PM

Pretty much any store that doesn't let me swipe my own card seems to want to see my ID. Its annoying as hell. Thankfully more and more stores seem to be going to the self swipe style machines.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:40 PM

Yeah, they are supposed to.

for credit card purchases? generally speaking, no they are not

#6 taxwizard

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:13 PM

+1 (Agree with Hegemony )

#7 RadioRob

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:16 PM

When someone asks to see my ID, I always personally have said THANK YOU to the person.

I have no problem proving I am who I say I am. (Though you have to be pretty desperate to want to try and be me most days...)

#8 cmoz

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:44 PM

Is it overly dramatic to handle the card to show it to the asking clerk, but not letting him or her touch it, citing sanitary reasons? Or handing over the card only with the condition that they provide instant hand-sanitizer to disinfect mudges/handprints they caused by touching your card?

Hope this movement is not overboard. Sometimes I dream of whipping out my own counterfeit detection pen to verify those $20 bills given to me as change by store clerks. Cliche as it is, let the gander eat it too!

Health phreaks, germinators, hand-sanitizerists... reunite and just say no!

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

Or just carry your own bottle. I was just at VMworld in San Francisco, and in all of my schwag, I got a bottle that can be refilled and attached to a keyring.

Talk about on-demand sanitizer. :cry2:

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:01 PM

Yeah, they are supposed to.

for credit card purchases? generally speaking, no they are not



+1 (Agree with Hegemony )


+2 agree with Hege and Tax.

If you read the Visa and Mastercard terms and conditions they give to the retailers, they are not allowed to turn away consumers should they not show their I.D. While some states have laws to go around this, you can still report to Visa or MC and they will take internal measures, if they will or not, that's another Q.

Is it overly dramatic to handle the card to show it to the asking clerk, but not letting him or her touch it, citing sanitary reasons? Or handing over the card only with the condition that they provide instant hand-sanitizer to disinfect mudges/handprints they caused by touching your card?

Hope this movement is not overboard. Sometimes I dream of whipping out my own counterfeit detection pen to verify those $20 bills given to me as change by store clerks. Cliche as it is, let the gander eat it too!

Health phreaks, germinators, hand-sanitizerists... reunite and just say no!


Love this post!!!

Hahaha. I'm not a germ freak or anything, but just like to.... (you know what) with businesses when they ask to look at and touch my I.D. when not needing to. I'm gonna use this from now on.

Good one.

#11 Hillbilly with Credit

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:01 PM

+1 (Agree with Hegemony )


But.. they do! They say, "Credit or Debit." (They wait for response.) Then, if for credit, at certain retailers, they say "May I see your ID, please."

Why do they do that if they are not supposed to? I promise, certain retailers will decline the sale if you dont..

Edited by Hillbilly with Credit, 08 September 2010 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:03 PM

Or just carry your own bottle. I was just at VMworld in San Francisco, and in all of my schwag, I got a bottle that can be refilled and attached to a keyring.

Talk about on-demand sanitizer. :)


I used to have one of those too due to the swine flu bs. Unfortunately, I forgot to close the cap and it spoiled my pockets making it look like I....

#13 Hillbilly with Credit

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:05 PM

Or just carry your own bottle. I was just at VMworld in San Francisco, and in all of my schwag, I got a bottle that can be refilled and attached to a keyring.

Talk about on-demand sanitizer. :P


making it look like I....


:P :D :)

Edited by Hillbilly with Credit, 08 September 2010 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:05 PM

+1 (Agree with Hegemony )


But.. they do! They say, "Credit or Debit." (They wait for response.) Then, if for credit, at certain retailers, they say "May I see your ID, please."

Why do they do that if they are not supposed to? I promise, certain retailers will decline the sale if you dont..


Because the $7.25/hour clerks don't know that they aren't supposed to. And the accounting guy on the 8th floor of the corporate building didn't see fit to read the fine print in their contracts with their Visa/MC processor; or pay attention in corporate meetings. So, when some dimwit said "Let's make this a policy", there was no one paying attention to say "oh. uhm. we can't do that, there's a clause in our merchant agreement that says we can't".

To answer your question, I get asked a lot. It depends on my mood whether I agree or not, and whether or not I attempt to educate is also dependent upon my mood.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:06 PM

Or just carry your own bottle. I was just at VMworld in San Francisco, and in all of my schwag, I got a bottle that can be refilled and attached to a keyring.

Talk about on-demand sanitizer. :D


I used to have one of those too due to the swine flu bs. Unfortunately, I forgot to close the cap and it spoiled my pockets making it look like I....


At least you could tell anyone who looked at you funny "I bet mine is cleaner than yours!" :)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:24 PM

Or just carry your own bottle. I was just at VMworld in San Francisco, and in all of my schwag, I got a bottle that can be refilled and attached to a keyring.

Talk about on-demand sanitizer. :D


I used to have one of those too due to the swine flu bs. Unfortunately, I forgot to close the cap and it spoiled my pockets making it look like I....


At least you could tell anyone who looked at you funny "I bet mine is cleaner than yours!" :)



Hahaha, isn't that the truth. Common, have a smell, you'll see I'm telling the truth.

#17 mordaane

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:59 PM

Military Exchanges every time. Its policy. ID is required for proof of privileges. Not only that...the authorized user must pay with funds in his/her name. You can't use your best friend's card to pay with and etc.

Frankly, its not a big deal. The only time I see folks upset are the ones trying to break or get around these rules.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:29 PM

Military Exchanges every time. Its policy. ID is required for proof of privileges. Not only that...the authorized user must pay with funds in his/her name. You can't use your best friend's card to pay with and etc.

Frankly, its not a big deal. The only time I see folks upset are the ones trying to break or get around these rules.


That's a whole different scenario. And not really relevant. You're not showing ID to use your credit card (unless it's a Star card), but rather to use the store. OP is asking about showing ID in order to use a credit card.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:54 PM

I use dh's cards all the time and I'm never asked. However, tried to get his watch battery at Kay Jewelers with his new card last week and they refused because I was not the card holder. First time EVER!

Our USPS insists that your card be signed. They will not ask for ID, or allow it to prove you are you. If it's not signed you can't use it. That was the first I'd ever heard of that... I prefer not to sign my cards. I don't understand how that makes it any safer, since it would only allow a thief to impersonate your signature and make it harder to prove to your cc company that it was not you that made the purchase...?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

+1 (Agree with Hegemony )


But.. they do! They say, "Credit or Debit." (They wait for response.) Then, if for credit, at certain retailers, they say "May I see your ID, please."

Why do they do that if they are not supposed to? I promise, certain retailers will decline the sale if you dont..

When they do I tell them "NO" but you can check my signature. The ones that get nasty with me I do report.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:03 PM

Military Exchanges every time. Its policy. ID is required for proof of privileges. Not only that...the authorized user must pay with funds in his/her name. You can't use your best friend's card to pay with and etc.

Frankly, its not a big deal. The only time I see folks upset are the ones trying to break or get around these rules.


That's a whole different scenario. And not really relevant. You're not showing ID to use your credit card (unless it's a Star card), but rather to use the store. OP is asking about showing ID in order to use a credit card.


:(

Yup, its not about store privilege like Costco. The OP's question was only about using a credit card where the issuer (MC/Visa) stated no I.D. is necessary for use.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:22 PM

I use dh's cards all the time and I'm never asked. However, tried to get his watch battery at Kay Jewelers with his new card last week and they refused because I was not the card holder. First time EVER!

Our USPS insists that your card be signed. They will not ask for ID, or allow it to prove you are you. If it's not signed you can't use it. That was the first I'd ever heard of that... I prefer not to sign my cards. I don't understand how that makes it any safer, since it would only allow a thief to impersonate your signature and make it harder to prove to your cc company that it was not you that made the purchase...?



read the back of any cc, it will say "authorized signature- not valid unless signed". Dout signing makes it any safer but TECHNICALLY, its no good w/o a sig :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:24 PM

Our USPS insists that your card be signed. They will not ask for ID, or allow it to prove you are you. If it's not signed you can't use it. That was the first I'd ever heard of that... I prefer not to sign my cards. I don't understand how that makes it any safer, since it would only allow a thief to impersonate your signature and make it harder to prove to your cc company that it was not you that made the purchase...?

Your card isn't a legal instrument until it's been signed. See how it says "Void if not signed" right above the signature box. And when the signature box starts to rub off because the card is getting worn out, "Void" will appear.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:33 AM

...Yet when I sign my receipt "Dick Nixon", the self-appointed Fraud Hawks never notice. B)

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:45 AM

I haven't been asked for ID for probably the last two years or so? Whenever they stopped making us sign for purchases under $25 is the last time I can recall being asked for ID.

My friends and I often lend our cards to each other to go pick up lunch. Sometimes they'll make us sign, and usually we just scribble something on the sig line. Sometimes we sign our own names, sometimes the cardholders. I don't think anybody really cares enough to check the smaller, everyday purchases.

On the rare occasion I'm made to actually sign a receipt, and they try and check it vs the sig line...well, there isn't one on an Amex Blue Cash. Plus it is clear, so they flip it back and forth a few times trying to figure it out, and then just hand it back to me as if they weren't looking for it in the first place.




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