(Closed) Do you get mad when someone asks for ID when you're using a credit card?

posted 5 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Do you care?
    No : (117 votes)
    43 %
    Yes! (Explain please) : (21 votes)
    8 %
    No, I actually like when they ask : (137 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I have never in my life been asked to show my ID when I pay with a credit card, nor have I ever had to ask for ID when I worked retail. It’s obviously a smart thing to do; I wouldn’t be offended at all.

    Post # 4
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I always thank them for asking, because you never know.  I think it’s awesome that you do this.

    Post # 5
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

    I don’t mind it at all! I’m glad that they check to make sure that no one is falsely using it. I used to get miffed at my old bank because they never checked if I the one using my card when it was suddenly used out of state. I finally called them out on it when I used it in five states in one weekend, and they didn’t say anything and I called and asked if they even monitored our accounts when that happened. They admitted that sometimes they did and they figured that the customer would call if it had been stolen. I switched after that. Glad to know that someone coudl go on a shopping spree before I caught it and then who would be blamed? Not the bank, that is for sure!

    Post # 6
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I always thank them when they ask. It’s polite to the customers and shows respect for their property and financial identity! Don’t worry about that one customer.

    Post # 8
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve had my credit cards stolen before.  Both physically (my wallet was taken) and my numbers got ripped off one time.  I always say thank you, because the male that stole my credit card managed to buy alcohol at a liquor store (in addition to Kikki’s beauty store and Footlocker) without being ID’d.  And then, he foolishly called my bank to ask for my pin and they cut him off…  (My bank also figured out it was not me in Cali & MA at the same time the other time it got stolen virtually and called me then too.  Smart bank.  Love my bank.)

    Post # 9
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Ok, I would find it weird for sure… and I’m guessing that others than just this woman would make similar comments as well.

    This is not something I’ve EVER encountered in my recent memory (going back 20 to 25 years)… Except when I am checking into a Hotel

    Not for making a straight forward purchase from a retail store

    (YES tho if I am applying for a Store Credit Card)

    But not for a regular purchase on my Visa, MasterCard, Amex etc.

    You have my credit card, you have my signature… (look on the back)

    What else do you need… and WHY ??? (especially WHY)

    Altho I suppose it might be the fact that in the USA you guys haven’t gone to chip cards yet… here in Canada we have those, so we don’t even sign anymore… just PIN and go.

    Ya it would be weird, and probably raise verbal Questions from me.

    And if I was in such “a mood” as I saw it as an unnecessary hassle… I may very well leave my goods at the cash and leave… much like the Lady Customer did.


    Post # 11
    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I do find it annoying but totally understand why people do it. But sometimes SO leaves his debit card for me to go grocery shopping with. Sometimes I might pull cash out, sometimes I forget. A few times I have tried to explain that I didn’t steal it, I have permission but no dice. Oh well, they are just doing their job. 

    Post # 12
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve been asked a handful of times. The first time, it completely surprised me. We were at a gift shop in a theme park. I had left my purse (with my i.d) in the car. I had just pulled out my debit card and Darling Husband put it in his wallet. Soooo, I couldn’t use my card, lol. I don’t mind, but I think it would be nice if there was a sign posted somewhere explaining this rule. I also think my parents would HATE it because I sometimes run errands for them. They give me their debit card to pay for groceries or whatever. 

    Post # 13
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d rather be asked to see it and can name only like one time when it happened. 

    Post # 14
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    This reminds me of how I used to lament and complain whenever I had to get past a safety seal. 

    And then I read this case in law school: Chicago Tylenol Murders 

    • Summary: During the fall of 1982, for reasons not known, a malevolent person or persons, presumably unknown, replaced Tylenol Extra-Strength capsules with cyanide-laced capsules, resealed the packages, and deposited them on the shelves of at least a half-dozen or so pharmacies, and food stores in the Chicago area. The poison capsules were purchased, and seven unsuspecting people died a horrible deathJohnson & Johnson communicated their new triple safety seal packaging- a glued box, a plastic sear over the neck of the bottle, and a foil seal over the mouth of the bottle, with a press conference at the manufacturer’s headquarters. Tylenol became the first product in the industry to use the new tamper resistant packaging just 6 months after the crisis occurred.

    Never again. This case shook me to my core. I now always say a quick “thank you” prayer each time I come across a safety seal. 

    Post # 16
    1261 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  Heh, well maybe it was stolen! That woman sounds like a nut. I know some places require the ID check, so of course I wouldn’t mind! I highly doubt she’s never been anywhere that asked for ID.

    There was one time when the lady said she needed to see my credit card in a really, really rude way. I knew she’d need to see my ID too so I showed her both, watched her look at both of them, and then put my ID away. She then literally snapped, “I’M GOING TO NEED TO SEE YOUR ID TOO!” At that point I made a face and showed it to her again, and she said “I’m sorry this is such a CHORE for you, but it’s just our store policy!” in the nastiest tone ever. I called the store about her later, because it was crazy. 

    That’s the closest I’ve been to being upset about an ID check – and that wasn’t because of the check, it was because the lady was a bitch! Just like the lady you encountered, heh.

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