Cyberius wrote:I am rarely asked for ID. I would rather be asked for ID to verify my identity though, than have them look at the card to verify the signature, because in my opinion, signature verification is worthless. My signature is often a scribble and verifies nothing, because someone else could do the same scribble. Or they could mimic it enough to match the card if they somehow obtained my card.
Crooks are creative enough that even showing ID does not verify your identity. Ask the two crooks up in Maine from TD bank who (with the help of someone from their 'convenient' call centers who wrote my ID and account info down and passed it on to her friends to withdrawal thousands out of my account. I later found out they made fake ID's with their photos and all my driver's license information on it (except I was carrying a license that differed in state) so the DL number did no properly match up with a true DL number from that state. Idiots. Basically, after that, no one sees my DL and the only time I handle banking issues is right in front of someone at a branch location. I guess my point is, even a request for ID does not always protect you so I do not feel anyone needs to see it.