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Saturday Night Live - Target Store Skit: ID required!

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George, I can only assume what kinds of heck you'd raise if you got "drafted" in the military for any reason and had to have Military ID for EVERYTHING, which has your SSN on it. LOL

 

Wow.

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George, I can only assume what kinds of heck you'd raise if you got "drafted" in the military for any reason and had to have Military ID for EVERYTHING, which has your SSN on it. LOL

 

Wow.

FOR SOCIAL SECURITY and INCOME TAX PURPOSES ONLY...NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION

 

...next???

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No reasonable adult would hand over their ID to some violating cashier at Target or anywhere..

 

 

I do all the time. And I consider myself fairly reasonable. Almost every store in my neck of the woods asks for id (Victorias Secret, Saks, Best Buy) I've not had my identity "thefted" yet.

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Extreme invasion of privacy??? C'mon. Seriously....if you're that paranoid about your identity, shouldn't you get a PO Box and use that for your address on your ID? If your position is that a store clerk is going to memorize your home address and come rob you, $21 for 6 months ($3.50 a month) seems like a very small price to pay to protect your family and possessions.

 

+1

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Most consumers have zero liability when paying with a credit card, so the prevent fraud - for your own good BS is meaningless. As a consumer using a credit card I'm more worried about the cashier memorizing my driver's license and perpetuating some sort of fraud than I am about some one stealing my card and using it with out my knowledge. Merchants agree to the terms. If they don't like the terms or are concerned about their own personal liability they shouldn't accept credit cards. Signing the card and refusing to show ID is the best way to protect you from fraud.
One more thing! The more reveling information on a driver's license number is your home address. You are telling thieves where you live.
Obviously it is a major security and identity theft risk, extreme invasion of privacy, and a no-brainer to keep your ID to yourself. No reasonable adult would hand over their ID to some violating cashier at Target or anywhere..
Extreme invasion of privacy??? C'mon. Seriously....if you're that paranoid about your identity, shouldn't you get a PO Box and use that for your address on your ID? If your position is that a store clerk is going to memorize your home address and come rob you, $21 for 6 months ($3.50 a month) seems like a very small price to pay to protect your family and possessions.

 

It's a potential invasion of privacy, but hardly 'extreme'.

 

The state I live in now does not allow anything but your literal physical address on your DL/ID, and you have to provide something like a utility bill or something proving that you actually do live there and that it's not a private mail box address either. PO boxes are not allowed. I still get my mail at a PO box, but I cannot put it on my DL.

 

The state I formerly lived in allowed PO boxes, and I did just that.

 

 

The way around that is not to use the Post Office PO Box, but one of those from a mail box store. It looks just like a physical address "1234 Anywhere Street, No 111". Have a bill sent to that address and you've just gotten past that requirement.

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THE DRIVERS LICENSE IS IN MY WALLET

 

(in my pants pocket)

 

My card is in my hand or in my shirt pocket

 

GET IT???

 

 

no...

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I try to avoid unnecessary problems by advocating procedures that are in place to protect consumers and most importantly my family. Arguing with a clerk is not necessary. If they want the ID I tell them I'm not showing it and they can either complete the transaction or I'll take my business somewhere else.

No one should be inconvenienced by having to shop elsewhere. The most important thing is making sure it never happens again and if any violating merchant pops-up in your community, make sure they are eliminated/brought back into line immediately - 1-800-VISA-911.

 

 

and some of us have a life and too much to do to go around reporting every Tom ding-a-ling and Harry merchant that asks for id...

 

:dntknw:

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It's a potential invasion of privacy, but hardly 'extreme'.

 

The state I live in now does not allow anything but your literal physical address on your DL/ID, and you have to provide something like a utility bill or something proving that you actually do live there and that it's not a private mail box address either. PO boxes are not allowed. I still get my mail at a PO box, but I cannot put it on my DL.

 

The state I formerly lived in allowed PO boxes, and I did just that.

The way around that is not to use the Post Office PO Box, but one of those from a mail box store. It looks just like a physical address "1234 Anywhere Street, No 111". Have a bill sent to that address and you've just gotten past that requirement.

 

They want the utility bill because it lists a "service address", separate and distinct from a mailing address. If there's a way I can make it look like my electricity is powering the UPS store, I'm not aware of it.

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Most utility companies I have dealt with allow for your billing address to be on file vs. service address. If you think about it, the landlord that receives the bill for a utility doesn't actually LIVE at the service address...so why would their ID need to show an address they don't live at? Same goes for your own utility bill....just request a different billing address and have THAT put on your IDs. :D

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Since 9/11, not all states allow PO boxes or any other non-residental address on ID.

 

For those of you who show ID, take a few minutes and use post its or adhesive labels to block out the DL/ID#, date of birth, address, magstripe on the back, and the bar code(s) on the back. It will make you safer.

 

The only time this info needs to be used is when conducting official government or airline business. It can be unblocked easily enough then.

 

 

 

A good identity thief will be able to steal your identity after handling an uncovered license for five seconds. The scam is relatively easy to pull off, and consumers are most vulnerable while buying alcohol and tobacco.

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Most utility companies I have dealt with allow for your billing address to be on file vs. service address. If you think about it, the landlord that receives the bill for a utility doesn't actually LIVE at the service address...so why would their ID need to show an address they don't live at? Same goes for your own utility bill....just request a different billing address and have THAT put on your IDs. :dntknw:

 

All my utility bills... electric, gas, water/garbage... have two addresses on the front of the bill. Mailing address and service address. Each has it's own dedicated spot on the bill. If they're the same, they're both still listed in their respective spots.

 

Maybe it's a state thing where I live, I don't know, but I do know that when I went to get my new DL after I moved here they went by the service address.

 

As far as a landlord goes, they would be expected to provide the bill for where they live, not any other properties they own and rent out. That may be a way around it for them, I don't know.

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Most utility companies I have dealt with allow for your billing address to be on file vs. service address. If you think about it, the landlord that receives the bill for a utility doesn't actually LIVE at the service address...so why would their ID need to show an address they don't live at? Same goes for your own utility bill....just request a different billing address and have THAT put on your IDs. :dntknw:

 

All my utility bills... electric, gas, water/garbage... have two addresses on the front of the bill. Mailing address and service address. Each has it's own dedicated spot on the bill. If they're the same, they're both still listed in their respective spots.

 

Maybe it's a state thing where I live, I don't know, but I do know that when I went to get my new DL after I moved here they went by the service address.

 

As far as a landlord goes, they would be expected to provide the bill for where they live, not any other properties they own and rent out. That may be a way around it for them, I don't know.

 

 

There is still ways to get around it if you really wanted to. Photoshop is a great program :dntknw:

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There is still ways to get around it if you really wanted to. Photoshop is a great program

Any serious in-store crook will have fake ID.

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There is still ways to get around it if you really wanted to. Photoshop is a great program
Any serious in-store crook will have fake ID.

 

Define "serious".

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Just walk away and do nothing else...THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE WRONG THING
Are you familiar with the broken window theory? Sociological research suggests that non-enforcement of minor violations of laws or rules encourages further violations from others, resulting in a viscous cycle that continues to breed breaches of what is defined as acceptable behavior.

 

This isn't esoteric stuff. People are more likely to litter if a city does not respond to a litter problem with cleaning and enforcement. The mere presence of litter is likely to breed more litter, as those who are not inherently inclined to litter feel that they aren't creating a problem that doesn't already exist.

 

Anecdotal evidence presented in this forum suggests that violations tend to cluster. Certain cities, and even certain sections of cities, have a high concentration of violating merchants. Although correlation is not causation, the argument that violations breed violations does have merit.

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There are also dishonest employees. You pay with your credit card so you give the clerk your number. Now you show the clerk your identification, now they have your birthdate, DL number, full address, zip code, etc... Pretty much what they need to use your card fraudulently online. Also they potentially could attempt to open accounts with that information. Despite popular belief, a SS number is not necessarily needed to run a credit report. There are people out there with photographic memories - my best friend has one.

A good identity thief will be able to steal your identity after seeing your license for five seconds. The scam is relatively easy to pull off.

 

Never show ID for credit card purchases.

 

No ID required for credit card purchases.

 

Make sure your community is 100% violation-free. :D

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A good identity thief will be able to steal your identity after seeing your license for five seconds.

 

What do bad thieves do?

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A good identity thief will be able to steal your identity after seeing your license for five seconds.

 

What do bad thieves do?

 

WORK RETAIL lol

 

BUT AREN'T ALL ID THIEVES BAD?

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A good identity thief will be able to steal your identity after seeing your license for five seconds.

 

What do bad thieves do?

Use cameras.

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