There must be some loop hole because when in Vegas, I spent hundreds at different stores (mostly smaller amount purchases) and every single cashier insisted on seeing my DL. Another thing in Vegas, and I started seeing this recently in Washington State too, is their gas stations require your zip code to fill up at the pump. If you don't have a zip code (Canadians don't) you have to go inside and they preauthorize $50 or $70 on your card. They also asked for your ID because of the high incidence of fraud in the Vegas.Ron wrote: ↑Dec 23rd, 2007 1:24 amOn the MasterCard USA site is says very clearly that "The merchant/retailer required identification" is a violation!
I'm one of those who are bothered when asked for ID when it is not required by law and is not for my benefit. I have a right to privacy and I will exercise that right because if I don’t, the right will disappear by the time I really need it.
Are you comfortable with the cashier having your address, your age, and date of birth? It’s none of their business!
Do you want to buy $5000 in home electronics just to have your house "randomly" broken into the next week?
I have refused thousands of dollars in transactions to merchants who asked for photo ID.
I dont understand the gas station's management's rationale since if somebody stole my CC and it's used, it's my understanding that the merchant gets his money but the CC company is out and the maximum I am out is $50. Supposedly, they're doing this to protect me?
Also, this is off topic but it's my understanding that a merchant here isn't suppose to charge me an additional fee or percentage for paying by credit card vs cash and a customer isn't suppose to be charged by the merchant a fee to use Interac or a debit card instead of cash. Most computer stores do this. Only a bank can charge me, where applicable.
It seems merchants are doing a lot of things that they supposedly arent permitted but the banks aren't stopping them or punishing them for doing so.