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Postby Grupet » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:05 am

I have never been asked for ID when using my Amex Platinum
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Postby Cyberius » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:05 am

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.

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Postby SignHere » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:51 am

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.
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Postby DeadSpider » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:34 pm

I use my wife's credit cad in her name all the time and when asked for ID i just show mine and 99% of the times they kinda look and say OK even names don't match.

In my opinion asking for ID is wasting my time and why don't they ask for pay-stub when I'm using cash ??? Asking for ID because they think its not mine why not the same for cash ??

My local gas station i go all the time ask for ID every time !!!! After i gave them sooo much **** they no longer ask for ID.
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Postby Cyberius » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:56 pm

SignHere wrote: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.


Good point. That's just one more reason why we need chip+pin.

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Are you asked for an ID?

Postby AMEXAT19 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:28 pm

I am at 20 year old, African American, male who lives in Georgia who currently holds a Green Card. I have and haven't been asked for ID depending on the representative. A few months back I was in Macy's and charged $5,000, and was not asked for a piece of ID. On another day I went to a Atlanta Braves games and bought tickets that totaled $30 and was asked for ID. I think that sometimes I'm profiled and asked for being so young and being African American.

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Postby Rory » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:51 pm

AMEXAT19 wrote:I am at 20 year old, African American, male who lives in Georgia who currently holds a Green Card. I have and haven't been asked for ID depending on the representative. A few months back I was in Macy's and charged $5,000, and was not asked for a piece of ID. On another day I went to a Atlanta Braves games and bought tickets that totaled $30 and was asked for ID. I think that sometimes I'm profiled and asked for being so young and being African American.


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Postby Money card » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:45 am

Platinum I've only seen this happen at the Pallisades mall , this is a mall that has their problems with crime. the girl in front of me used
a Visa don't remember which bank it was.

I've never seen this happen anywhere else. there might be some places in Nanuet that do this But I've only seen this happen in west Nyack.

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Postby murakami » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:24 am

The only time I can remember recently that I had to provide an ID is at a Safeway grocery store when I was buying a couple hundred dollars in gift cards.

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Postby Moneytalks » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:01 pm

I'm not asked unless I look sketchy, as in wearing a hoodie with the hood on, with sunglasses, and snow boots during the summer, then they ask... jk, but seriously, I've never been asked, but you never know...
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