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Old 04-26-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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I needed to return one defective item to one jeans store. But I was only eligible for a "store credit".

In order to get that the sales guy asked me for my ID, which I just showed him.

Now after everything happened I was looking at the receipts and it has my name and full address. Plus probably they have more information in their computer now.

I guess I did stupid thing revealing my personal information just for $20 I wanted back. Can they misuse it? Do I have to worry about identity theft? Is it pretty normal they ask such information?

P.S. - I wonder if there is a way they can erase the record?
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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I wouldn't worry about something that minor.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Buy the item with a major charge card, then when you take it back get a credit charged back to your card. If the store hassles you then call the card company and explain by dispute the charge(s) and what happened. The CC in most case will credit you and make a chargeback to the selling company.
Cash sales can be a hassle, especially with small outlets that are on the brink of going out of business.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:44 PM
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:47 AM
 
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No I.D. required for credit card transactions?

“Can a store require an I.D. if I’m paying with a credit card?”

Next time you’re playing a true or false game at a party ask that question…and the answer is….

No! Legally, you never need an I.D. to use your credit card! Seriously?

A merchant is not allowed to require your I.D. for a credit card transaction. Your signature is all that is needed. Whether you’re buying Starbucks or a shopping spree on Rodeo Drive – you literally don’t have to prove you’re the person who owns the card! That’s the policy set forth by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Is ID required for credit card purchases?

Personally I don't mind them asking. I'd rather they be checking for a stolen card than not.
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