Can a merchant require to record DL in their system to make purchase?
I was in the mall today in a jewellery store and we had a transaction that was just a little over a thousand dollars, was paying with my Visa and they wanted to see my id. I showed them my DL to compare the names as some stores sometimes ask(also just learned they can not require that if the credit card is signed).
While i was entering my pin, i saw them recording my driver license number in their system. I asked them not to but she entered it quickly and she kept on saying this is for our store only,this is internal only,etc...
I didn't want to make big deal out of it and sound like an as... near my wife while i was buying a gift for her, but i guess people use this kind of situations in their favour nowadays.
Now i am worried if they can use it in any way in the future, or if their system is jacked in the future.
I don't think they can legally require to record my DL number to purchase and i had the option to say "no" but it was one of those days that i didn't want to cause a scene and now i am worried.
Has this happened to anyone? Is this common practise with some sellers? Am i over-worried?
Should i go back to store and ask them to remove it(can't really be sure if they also store this info in a server somewhere after they received it today)
What would you guys if you were me?