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  • I do. I am a little paranoid about credit theft.
  • I have no need to we have chip n pin here at most shops now.
  • Great Idea, I never thought of that;) but most of the new machines do not require a signature, just a pin#, But that is a great way for the smaller business's to check the I.D;)
  • I never heard of that, but it's a good idea.
  • my mom does that but from the times that i have gone shopping with her they very rarely ask for her id
  • See ID? Don't do it! By David Migoya Denver Post Staff Writer http://www.denverpost.com/portal/headlines/ci_6787955?_loopback=1 But officials at Visa and MasterCard say unsigned cards are not only invalid, businesses should not accept them for purchases. And a card without the owner's autograph may actually be exposing the cardholder to fraud - and saddling the merchant who accepts it with the liability. "We cannot control what a consumer chooses to do," MasterCard spokesman Chris Harrall said. "We don't advise them to write 'See ID' on the signature panel, since one of the easiest forms of identification to fabricate are personal IDs." Visa's rules for merchants are just as clear: "An unsigned card is considered invalid and should not be accepted."
  • I work at Burger King Most people around here do that
  • I have it on the back of my debit card but I have to be honest... My boyfriend, best friend and anyone else I have ever sent into a store with it, has yet to be I.D.'d I am talking years.. I have yet to see anyone ask for I.D. not just when using pin but credit where you SHOULD have to show it.
  • i dont sign my cards. i dont write anything either. usually the clerks dont ask for identification. sometimes i just have my card out so they will check. when i charge on other people's cards in my business, if it says onthe card to check ID, I ask for ID. generally i just check their name to the account name.
  • I do. Except that most businesses don't even bother to ask for ID, they don't even look at the credit card to compare signatures. They swipe it and give it back to the holder, so if holder is not you, you're screwed!
  • I do this as well, although remember you are ONLY responsible for 50 dollars if it is stolen, as long as you report it in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Yes, I do that as well. But no ever asked to see my I.D and it really makes me mad.
  • Mine isn't signed, and they ask to see about half the time. Funny how some don't mind showing their ID for stuff like this, buying beer, renting videos, and the such but object when the exact same thing is asked when they are going to vote. I always showed my ID when I voted, just always thought you were supposed to.
  • I usually don't sign my cards, one time the clerk looked at the back and said "This isn't signed" so I signed it and walked out with my goods.
  • That's a good Idea. To be honest, i have never heard of such thing before. But i would surely follow the suggested idea. Thanks
  • Yes but I have experienced that a few money hungry establishments fail to ask even after looking on the back.
  • See #2, here - http://www.orangefrogproductions.com/ofp2s_rumors_adv_attorney.shtml
  • I did it before did not work much and I care more about them looking philosophicaly than practicaly... someone steals my ID they will pay a ransom to give it back. I always say "thank you" when someone asks for ID.
  • ive done that for 25 years, and i can count how many times some one turned it over to read that, on 1 hand.
  • That's a great idea, but what do you do about sleeping cashiers?
  • I have - and still continue to do so. However, my Best Buy credit card was stolen and even though I am a 44 yr old female - a man used it to buy gifts for family & friends.He was later caught & arrested and a police report was filed..... Best Buy made me continue to make payments on HIS debt until he was convicted. How fair is that?
  • i definitaly do this. funny thing is they rarely pay attention to it and actually ask for id. after they ring ya out and try to send you on your way ask why they didnt ask for id and watch them stumble and bumble to cover their tracks. i dont get too upset about it. im not tryin to get anyone fired. but at the same time it pisses me off that people dont understand the importance of privicy
  • Yes I do, and I got the idea from a law firm.
  • There are three problems with doing this. First, the card is technically not valid if not signed. Although most retailers will still except it, some retailers and government agencies often wont (e.g. the U.S. Postal Service). This is because a retailer automatically loses on a disputed charge when the card was not signed. The second problem is that all a thief needs to do is sign "See I.D." on he credit card slip, and the charge slip will match the card (which is all that is required). Also, often times a thief claims that he had permission to use the card. When authorities cannot disprove this, they are able to still prosecute on a forgery theory. Writing "See I.D." protects the thief against a forgery charge. The third, and biggest problem, is writing "See I.D." leaves room for a thief to simply sign his name next to the "See I.D." A retailer is not obligated to check ID if the card says "See I.D.," but they are obligated to check if the signatures do not match. However, here the signatures will match because the thief actually signed the card. Thus, your only recourse is to hope that the "16 year old minimum wage cashier" decides to actually check ID. And even if they do, the thief can simply claim to not have ID on him, at which point most clerks will just default to checking signatures (which will match). This is one of those things that give a false sense of security, when in reality it makes it easier for a thief to use a stolen card. Another such thing is writing "For Deposit Only" on the back of your check. This does absolutely nothing to change the negotiability of the check, but people often do it thinking it protects them if the check is not deposited in their account.
  • No. I don't even have most of my credit cards signed, and they are never checked.
  • That's a good idea, I see a lot of people saying it isn't 100%, I know Bank Of America put a picture of you on the card, maybe more company's should do that :/
  • It's a good idea but most em ployees are too lazy to ask for id Retired bill collector 35 years
  • I am okay with this, but its not what the card asks for. it asks for the card owners signature.
  • I don't sign my credit cards.

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