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Requiring a drivers license scan to buy beer/wine/cigs

 
GanjaSnake
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12/02/2011 05:33 PM
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I recently discovered that certain stores are requiring you to swipe your drivers license/ID as a condition of sale when purchasing age restricted items such as beer/wine/cigarettes.

They claim they are only verifying age, however swiping your ID grants them access to your personal information which gets saved to a database to be used for marketing purposes.

We don't have to put up with this! If you come across this practice I urge you to walk out on the sale, there's plenty of other stores that don't steal your personal information.

So far I know of Holiday gas stations as well as Target stores, if you know of any others please list them here so we can avoid doing business with them.

If I can get this information out, perhaps enough people will follow suit and force them to stop this intrusive behavior.
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12/02/2011 05:47 PM
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bump

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Anonymous Coward
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12/03/2011 12:36 PM
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Check out some of the features of the POS software being used by today's retail chains...

[link to www.retailposcounterpoint.com]

Not sure I want the clerk to know so much about me, what say you?
Xiao en
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12/03/2011 12:58 PM
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I saw this coming a long ways off. I do not use any of these "value" cards let alone swipe my ID. They can physically look at my ID but ill be damned if they are plugging it into a sin tax system.

Speedway gas stations
Krogers
Giant Eagle
Thortons convience stores
Kohl's
Just a few of the value card stores I can think of

When checking out in said stores the cashier will ask if I have my value card??
no I dont have one
well all you need to do is sign up to get one.
I dont want one.
Why not?? You get free stuff?
Its no ones business what I buy, where I buy it and when I buy it.
Awwww they dont use the stored, scanned barcoded and time stamped information that way....
ok then.... Im just paranoid...are you going to start ringing me up now?

Number one this system tracks how you are spending money, and how much you are spending.

Number Two- this rabbit hole of personal information could be used for any number of purposes. From legitamate bogo deals to selling names of customers who spend over X amount in thier store or ones that buy X product line. Direct marketing. To red flags for spending more money than your household earns.

Maybe I am just paranoid.
Be the Man
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12/03/2011 01:02 PM
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I'd told store to stuff bottle inside own ass than let them take notes of the DL
Anonymous Coward
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12/03/2011 01:12 PM
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It is absurd to have to identify yourself to make a purchase.

It is absurd that a card/number/ID could ever 'identify' YOU.

Just leave the beer on the counter.
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12/03/2011 01:15 PM
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Re: Requiring a drivers license scan to buy beer/wine/cigs
I recently discovered that certain stores are requiring you to swipe your drivers license/ID as a condition of sale when purchasing age restricted items such as beer/wine/cigarettes.

They claim they are only verifying age, however swiping your ID grants them access to your personal information which gets saved to a database to be used for marketing purposes.

We don't have to put up with this! If you come across this practice I urge you to walk out on the sale, there's plenty of other stores that don't steal your personal information.

So far I know of Holiday gas stations as well as Target stores, if you know of any others please list them here so we can avoid doing business with them.

If I can get this information out, perhaps enough people will follow suit and force them to stop this intrusive behavior.
 Quoting: GanjaSnake 787778


Yes my grocery store wants it, but no one gives it, so their manager has to run over and override it. Which is an option. I will never submit my dirvers license for it tells someone exactly what and when I buy booze! Not that I drink alot. Just my privacy. Then who knows the cops will then have your licence plate and pull you over more??? or what???

do not comply, ask for an override or just leave that purchase behind and go to a vendor who respects privacy!!!!

You do not have to play new games!!! Make wise choices for when the majority comply, ...
Anonymous Coward
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12/03/2011 01:24 PM
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I agree. Invasive.

Pretty soon the ONLY thing you'll be able to do with an ID is vote.
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12/03/2011 01:33 PM

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I recently discovered that certain stores are requiring you to swipe your drivers license/ID as a condition of sale when purchasing age restricted items such as beer/wine/cigarettes.

They claim they are only verifying age, however swiping your ID grants them access to your personal information which gets saved to a database to be used for marketing purposes.

We don't have to put up with this! If you come across this practice I urge you to walk out on the sale, there's plenty of other stores that don't steal your personal information.

So far I know of Holiday gas stations as well as Target stores, if you know of any others please list them here so we can avoid doing business with them.

If I can get this information out, perhaps enough people will follow suit and force them to stop this intrusive behavior.
 Quoting: GanjaSnake 787778


You might want to stay out of the state of Michigan.

The whole state requires it.
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12/03/2011 03:01 PM
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Re: Requiring a drivers license scan to buy beer/wine/cigs
I recently discovered that certain stores are requiring you to swipe your drivers license/ID as a condition of sale when purchasing age restricted items such as beer/wine/cigarettes.

They claim they are only verifying age, however swiping your ID grants them access to your personal information which gets saved to a database to be used for marketing purposes.

We don't have to put up with this! If you come across this practice I urge you to walk out on the sale, there's plenty of other stores that don't steal your personal information.

So far I know of Holiday gas stations as well as Target stores, if you know of any others please list them here so we can avoid doing business with them.

If I can get this information out, perhaps enough people will follow suit and force them to stop this intrusive behavior.
 Quoting: GanjaSnake 787778


You might want to stay out of the state of Michigan.

The whole state requires it.
 Quoting: grrttsgar


Really? That just amazes me... I don't mind showing my id, but having it scanned is a whole other issue. I don't even use a debit card anymore, after having my bank contact me about fraudulent charges on my account twice in the past 4yrs I realized that the people who swipe your card are not always legit.

So now I am back to carrying cash and have found my spending habits have changed considerably. I know quite a bit about some of the available marketing tools, these days marketeers have the ability to sort people based on their online activity. For instance, MailChimp which is an email marketing tool rates your mailing list users by their 'social' activity and will link to their facebook, myspace, etc. accounts where you can sift through and create lists based on what you find. For instance if the person is into outdoorsy type stuff you drop them into a list so you can market in a more specific way.

These chat bots you see if you've ever been on the other side of one you can watch the clients every move while they're on your website, and pounce once you think they are ready to buy. Spooky stuff, privacy is already gone.
Anonymous Coward
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12/03/2011 03:40 PM
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The clerk at a 7/11 in Las Vegas said it went into effect on December 1.
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12/03/2011 04:00 PM
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I saw this coming a long ways off. I do not use any of these "value" cards let alone swipe my ID. They can physically look at my ID but ill be damned if they are plugging it into a sin tax system.

Speedway gas stations
Krogers
Giant Eagle
Thortons convience stores
Kohl's
Just a few of the value card stores I can think of

When checking out in said stores the cashier will ask if I have my value card??
no I dont have one
well all you need to do is sign up to get one.
I dont want one.
Why not?? You get free stuff?
Its no ones business what I buy, where I buy it and when I buy it.
Awwww they dont use the stored, scanned barcoded and time stamped information that way....
ok then.... Im just paranoid...are you going to start ringing me up now?

Number one this system tracks how you are spending money, and how much you are spending.

Number Two- this rabbit hole of personal information could be used for any number of purposes. From legitamate bogo deals to selling names of customers who spend over X amount in thier store or ones that buy X product line. Direct marketing. To red flags for spending more money than your household earns.

Maybe I am just paranoid.
 Quoting: Xiao en 3899217


You are not paranoid, you are open minded enough to see clearly. :-)
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Dragonslayer

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12/03/2011 04:32 PM
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I just started seeing this too... The cashier will ask to scan the back of my driver license when I buy wine.
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12/03/2011 08:07 PM
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Re: Requiring a drivers license scan to buy beer/wine/cigs
Check out some of the features of the POS software being used by today's retail chains...

[link to www.retailposcounterpoint.com]

Not sure I want the clerk to know so much about me, what say you?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1242303


Good find, thanks.
Anonymous Coward
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12/03/2011 08:09 PM
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somewhere in russia, putin is smiling
samanthasunflower

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12/03/2011 08:11 PM

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In Oregon you need a car title to buy iodine.

It's just more government control.
Anonymous Coward
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12/03/2011 08:33 PM
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DuMP
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12/03/2011 08:37 PM
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huh. well time to shift it into a higher gear. i wanted to produce all my own alcool at some point. guess that will be sooner than later....
FUCK MICHIGAN
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06/05/2012 11:50 PM
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BOYCOTT THEM ALL GO IN SEVERAL TIMES AND LEAVE BEER AT COUNTER SEVERAL TIMES DO NOT SUBMIT TO LICENSE SCANNING !![liveleak]
Anonymous Coward
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06/05/2012 11:52 PM
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its policy in walmart stores to id everyone under forty. the cashier could get fired if they dont.
Anonymous Coward
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06/05/2012 11:55 PM
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Awwww but its the kiddies the poor kiddies don't you want to violate your own privacy voluntarily for the sake of the poor little kiddies?
Anonymous Coward
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06/05/2012 11:56 PM
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its policy in walmart stores to id everyone under forty. the cashier could get fired if they dont.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16824093


That's ridiculous clearly a psychopathic retard made that up, how the fuck do they know if they're under 40?
Here it is if you look under 25 you will get asked for ID, but they don't freaking scan it and keep your personal information on file.
Simon23k
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06/05/2012 11:57 PM
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Mark of the beast partly and recording for data entry for police security and sale identification. The dates and times are put into a database and provided to authorities as well as used as a form to establish either above 21 or below 18. All common practice now, next possibly get your arm or hand scanned or possibly the eye. Looking like the minority report in days ahead.
Anonymous Coward
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06/05/2012 11:58 PM
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next will be a background check in order to buy a Fleshlight
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Adveser

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06/06/2012 12:01 AM
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Just run your Id over a heavy magnet and draw a black line through the upc code.
Anonymous Coward
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06/06/2012 12:06 AM
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I give them my other state issued ID that does not have a magnetic strip.....my concealed weapons permit. They can't deny it. It has my birthday on it.
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06/06/2012 12:15 AM
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Use a magnet and scrape off the bar code on the id.
Larry
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10/08/2012 12:55 PM
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bump

Nobody cares?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 787778


bump

Nobody cares?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 787778


I experienced this yesterday going into a speedway to buy gas and beer. I asked the lady why she was doing it and she it had to do with age, but she was not really sure why they did it. This is not true if she can do the math and read the birth date on my drivers license then she would know and not swipe. I am 49 and she really does not need my DL anyway.
Anonymous Coward
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12/21/2012 10:16 AM
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It is absurd to have to identify yourself to make a purchase.

It is absurd that a card/number/ID could ever 'identify' YOU.

Just leave the beer on the counter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6408695


It is absurd to have to identify yourself to make a purchase.

It is absurd that a card/number/ID could ever 'identify' YOU.

Just leave the beer on the counter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6408695
Anonymous Coward
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12/21/2012 10:19 AM
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I work in one of these said stores.

I wish every one of you who felt that way would just stop buying your crap in my store. You want to buy beer, you don't want to show you have a valid drivers license, GREAT because I really don't want to sell beer. It should be sold in liquer and or beer and soda establishments.
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12/21/2012 10:36 AM
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I don't think this is a ploy to get your buying information as much as it's a ploy to keep your Driver License/ID updated at your DMV.

If you have an expired ID, you can't buy alcohol or figs. That's how it is here in WV at least.

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