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Author: dsemmler Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 310160  
Subject: Re: See Photo ID Date: 10/3/2003 11:47 PM
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The point is, if your card is stolen...you report it ASAP. You don't carry more than 1 card with you. You know exactly where all your cards are at all times. Then you don't worry about someone trying to forge your signature, with your card in their hand.

My card was stolen once in the last 14 years, someone charged some gas on it and other stuff...added up to $200...I had called the credit card company immediately, I never had to pay a dime. They issued a new card/new #.

I had a card stolen once about 5-6 years ago and used for approximately $100 at a movie store. Once I realized the card was missing, I contacted my bank and filed the necessary papers and was reimbursed for the full amount. The account number was changed a new card was issued.

However, depending on how often someone uses their card, it could be quite some time before one realizes it is gone. Personally, I don't look in my wallet every day and make sure the two cards I carry are in there. Heck, since I carry my cash in a money clip, there are many days I don't open my wallet at all.

Getting people in the habit of needlessly checking ID, when it's not policy, just ends up making the lines a lot longer...and some of us are in a rush. I try to withdraw money in advance most of the time, but sometimes I need to use my bank card.

Boo-hoo. Checking an alternate ID does not take any more time than your scenario of having to rewrite your signature. And if you are in such a hurry, you should shop at the self-check lanes if they are available in your area. The next time you are stuck in line behind one of us "SEE ID" people, browse around at all the trinkets available for impulse purchases and be proud of yourself for resisting.

To each their own...

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