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Old 02-01-2015, 06:08 AM
 
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Originally Posted by DauntlessDan View Post
I WANT people to look at my picture ID when using a debit/credit card. I WANT them to make sure that I am the owner of the card and not someone else using my card...... In fact, on the back of my cards where the signature block appears I wrote "MUST SHOW PHOTO ID".
Then your card is not valid for transactions. A signature in the signature box is required for the card to be valid for transactions.

You are free to hand over your ID with your credit card if you want the clerk to view it. But it is never required for a transaction.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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"can I see your ID?

I get so mad it's like I almost want to throw it at the person...
Really? You get "so mad"?

I am thankful.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:20 AM
Status: "MAAA-Make America American Again!" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: City Data Land
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Just curious, exactly what does a "REAL" criminal look like?
Exactly. A "real criminal" looks like you and me. People believe so many myths about crime and criminals: "Homicides just don't happen in our town." Sorry, but they do. "Mr or Ms. X would never commit such a crime." Yes, he or she could. "That person just doesn't look like a criminal." Sure he or she can look like a criminal, because criminals come in every shape and size. Consider white collar crime. It costs us much more money that garden variety thievery, and the people who commit it are people who look just as the OP claims he looks.

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I alwaysthank them”. I would like to think that if someone did steal my credit cards that the store clerk would ask for more ID and when things didn’t match up…………… they would have caught a bad guy!
I do as well. I have been a victim of identity theft in the past, and whenever I'm using a cc and the cashier asks to see my ID, that is one step that helps protect me. I appreciate that.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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You're actually supposed to sign the card on the signature line and that should be enough for the transaction.

I'm "supposed to"!? LOL yeah right
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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rrtechno wonders:
"Just curious, exactly what does a "REAL" criminal look like?"

Nervous, shifty, no eye contact and watching the door.

Now you know. Happy to help.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: DFW
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"can I see your ID?

I get so mad it's like I almost want to throw it at the person because I feel like I am being judged and looked at as a thief. I'm not some 18 year old kid wearing a hoodie with his first credit card who may look like he is up to no good. I am a grown man over 30 coming from work dressed in my business attire so it's so easy for me to get annoyed. Plus I find it funny how real criminals can steal people's credit card and go on a shopping spree at target and not be asked for no ID


Does anyone else get asked this question when using a credit card?
I find it less awkward if they place a sign that says "ID required for all credit card purchases" or "ID required for credit card purchases greater than $X" and I'm expecting that when checking out.

I remember when Walmart used to required an ID for even a small credit card purchase (like $2 - 5).. maybe they found it too tedious
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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I can't say this is the same for all areas but where I live if you have on a hoodie indoors chances are you have a criminal background
Hahaha or you're a kid under the age of 30.

You must live in Florida.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I don't what the deal is with you and people with hoodies. I can't tell whether your racism is getting the best of you or you generally don't know that hoodies are intended to keep people warm in the cold weather. Most people are not going to take off their hoodie when they enter a store... just like how most people are not going to remove their coat when they enter a store.

Whether you're a rebel or not, you're assisting these merchants in breaching their contract and assisting them in fraudulently accepting transactions.
IDoPhysics - apparently you do physics, but you don't read the first post in the thread.
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"can I see your ID?

I get so mad it's like I almost want to throw it at the person because I feel like I am being judged and looked at as a thief. I'm not some 18 year old kid wearing a hoodie with his first credit card who may look like he is up to no good. I am a grown man over 30 coming from work dressed in my business attire so it's so easy for me to get annoyed. Plus I find it funny how real criminals can steal people's credit card and go on a shopping spree at target and not be asked for no ID


Does anyone else get asked this question when using a credit card?
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Fair enough. Stores are not allowed to require IDs for the purpose of a credit card transaction (visa, mastercard, and discover)... and they are not allowed to accept these cards as payment without a signature on the signature line.
As I've said before, it's NEVER been a problem for me in years and years.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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"can I see your ID?

I get so mad it's like I almost want to throw it at the person because I feel like I am being judged and looked at as a thief. I'm not some 18 year old kid wearing a hoodie with his first credit card who may look like he is up to no good. I am a grown man over 30 coming from work dressed in my business attire so it's so easy for me to get annoyed. Plus I find it funny how real criminals can steal people's credit card and go on a shopping spree at target and not be asked for no ID


Does anyone else get asked this question when using a credit card?
Occasionally; doesn't bother me though. It depends on store policy, which might depend on amount spent, or any number of other factors that don't even matter to you. Unfortunately, thieves don't always wear hoodies and baggy pants or striped uniforms from the county lockup, so there is really no way of knowing whether someone is using a stolen card.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I used to work at Macy's a few years back, nobody would ask customers for I.D, except for me, and they would all say "Thank you for asking, most don't ask anymore." Older people would especially be pleased when I asked. Some of them would tell me stories of having their identities stolen, etc.
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