They scanned my drivers license

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zulu

United States

#1 Sep 21, 2012
Just wondering what everyone else thinks about the stores now scanning your drivers license? I'm pretty sure they can look at the date i was born to see my age or look at all my gray hair. What information are they obtaining? Is it legal? Is it mandatory now?

“We Are Family”

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Since: Aug 12

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#2 Sep 21, 2012
Sounds faster and error free, than the clerk's having to key the info in, as they have been doing.
Der Schreiber

Nancy, KY

#3 Sep 21, 2012
zulu wrote:
Just wondering what everyone else thinks about the stores now scanning your drivers license? I'm pretty sure they can look at the date i was born to see my age or look at all my gray hair. What information are they obtaining? Is it legal? Is it mandatory now?
Where did the scan take place?

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Since: Nov 10

London, KY

#4 Sep 21, 2012
I can not think of one time that lic. were scanned.
Grady

Somerset, KY

#5 Sep 21, 2012
zulu wrote:
Just wondering what everyone else thinks about the stores now scanning your drivers license? I'm pretty sure they can look at the date i was born to see my age or look at all my gray hair. What information are they obtaining? Is it legal? Is it mandatory now?
It is just verifying your age.....Makes it more difficult for them to be counterfeited....I have been in Speedway a couple of times when people are purchasing alcohol and they have asked for someone's license that was clearly over 21.....like 71. But I guess they have a company procedure to follow.
zulu

United States

#6 Sep 21, 2012
Speedway. I understand carding someone that is buying alcohol even if they are old if that is store policy. But to take my id and run it thru a scanner just doesn't seem necessary. My id has my birthdate on it. Thats all they need.

Level 5

Since: Nov 10

London, KY

#7 Sep 21, 2012
If I were to own a liquior store it would be the procedure to check everyone.You would be protecting your business from fines.You take your wallet out to pay,might as well show ID.I don't see the problem with showing ID.I'm not sure about scanning.I'd want to look into that more,but if it is legal,and I want a beer.I can eather show ID or buy a pepsi.
I think showing Id for everone a good idea.
OOOOH to have my ID checked again,put a smile on my face.
Grady

Somerset, KY

#8 Sep 21, 2012
zulu wrote:
Speedway. I understand carding someone that is buying alcohol even if they are old if that is store policy. But to take my id and run it thru a scanner just doesn't seem necessary. My id has my birthdate on it. Thats all they need.
Your assumption is that the part they scan holds more information on it than they can get from looking at the card. The state puts on there what they do on the front...from what I have been told....So it's a quicker more efficient way to verify who you are and your age. It's also designed to prevent fake id's. The state isn't putting on there vital information.
Brian

Wartburg, TN

#9 Sep 21, 2012
Gomer-ez wrote:
If I were to own a liquior store it would be the procedure to check everyone.You would be protecting your business from fines.You take your wallet out to pay,might as well show ID.I don't see the problem with showing ID.I'm not sure about scanning.I'd want to look into that more,but if it is legal,and I want a beer.I can eather show ID or buy a pepsi.
I think showing Id for everone a good idea.
OOOOH to have my ID checked again,put a smile on my face.
A drivers license should be used only for what it was required.Driving. I rememer when we got a Social Security card it was to be used for Social Security.
only.
well

Morehead, KY

#10 Sep 21, 2012
Many stores scan the license when a person writes a check or goes thru a computerized check system. It helps to make sure the check is with the idenity of person it is written or used. If you used a credit or debit card for purchase it could be the store is set up to identify the card holder. Think of it as protecting your assets.

Level 5

Since: Nov 10

London, KY

#11 Sep 21, 2012
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>A drivers license should be used only for what it was required.Driving. I rememer when we got a Social Security card it was to be used for Social Security.
only.
In the states I have been in you eather show lic. or state Id card.If you do not want to show your lic. Don't.Let me know how that works out for you.
SS a whole different ballgame.
I take it you do not vote. No ID no voteeee
zulu

United States

#12 Sep 21, 2012
As i already said i have no problem showing my id. I just think it is a privacy issue when they scan it. Why are they tracking us in such ways. Not all of us are criminal. I understand protecting our assets but i paid with cash.
jakexyz

Bellevue, WA

#13 Sep 21, 2012
Murphy Oil scans your license when you buy cigarrettes there.
Side

Campbellsville, KY

#14 Sep 21, 2012
Tracking your purchases perhaps?
If you sign up for a kroger card and use it for the discount, that is exactly what is going on.
It's a marketing tool and it's very successful.

The same way with the k-mart card. The trade is your purchases are no longer a private matter but the information is used as a marketing tool.

Being required to show id when buying alcohol is normal. I'm not sure how I feel about them scanning it. I'd like to know for sure how the info is used from the scan.

“Welcome to the Winds of Change”

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Since: Apr 10

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#15 Sep 21, 2012
People if you want to know what info is stored on your scanable BC on your DL you could always just google it or find out for your self by using the following program http://turbulence.org/Works/swipe/barcode.htm...

I have just done this all it give is the info that is on the front of the license.

“Was born free,Will die free!”

Level 3

Since: Apr 12

Ponce de Leon, Fl

#16 Sep 21, 2012
it shows that the id is not a counterfeit and your age that is all. Ive seen some night clubs that will scan id to verify age and validity of licenses and it tells how many times it has been scanned. sometimes repeat or loyal patrons will get special treatment or discounts but i doubt that is the case here. i dont know why they would keep tabs on how many times you buy beer from them lol...

“laugh more”

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Since: Nov 10

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#17 Sep 21, 2012
You can bet your info went to a database. Same as it does when you use debit/credit or a stores reward card. The info is used to study who buys what brands and so forth. Somewhere a database knows what band of mac and cheese you eat. Now they know your favorite beer.
Zula

United States

#18 Sep 21, 2012
Big Brother? Just a thought.

“We Are Family”

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Since: Aug 12

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#19 Sep 22, 2012
OBama Cares and is tracking our rears, but I don't care!

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#20 Sep 22, 2012
Obamacare may very well track what people consume. I'm sure any health insurance companies probably study consumer databases to see how many people drink, smoke, and eat french fries.

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