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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 04:40 PM
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6. Just...
...say 'No thank you' and politely refuse.

Some folks just like to sue
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  -Calif. court: Merchants can't ask patrons for ZIPs Newsjock  Feb-10-11 04:11 PM   #0 
  - Sued them?  enlightenment   Feb-10-11 04:17 PM   #1 
  - Know your rights.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-10-11 07:49 PM   #26 
  - This can be part of fraud prevention. Also, it would help them target ad flyers.  SharonAnn   Feb-11-11 01:01 PM   #58 
  - Sued? Couldn't she have just refused?  hlthe2b   Feb-10-11 04:17 PM   #2 
  - Always better to sue.  Billy Belknap   Feb-10-11 05:39 PM   #15 
  - +  swilton   Feb-10-11 07:12 PM   #22 
  - Yeah . . . if she wanted to be rude.  WatsonT   Feb-10-11 10:39 PM   #31 
  - Snarf... Oh, yes... not rude to sue at all...  hlthe2b   Feb-10-11 10:50 PM   #34 
     - I was being snarky  WatsonT   Feb-10-11 11:11 PM   #35 
        - Oh...  hlthe2b   Feb-10-11 11:18 PM   #36 
  - I prefer disinformation. My zip is 90210, baby!  sofa king   Feb-11-11 12:05 PM   #52 
  - I refuse all the time -- didn't change a thing!  defendandprotect   Feb-11-11 12:11 PM   #55 
  - Lie  Coyote_Bandit   Feb-10-11 04:31 PM   #3 
  - Here are some creative lies to tell  Kennah   Feb-10-11 04:36 PM   #5 
  - I use 90210, when I live in a 152 zip  mrmpa   Feb-10-11 07:21 PM   #23 
  - Yep. Pick something like 90263 (Malibu). nt  bemildred   Feb-10-11 10:36 PM   #30 
     - I use 17927, Centralia, Pennsylvania. To a multi-decade coal fire, it is no more  happyslug   Feb-11-11 01:08 PM   #59 
        - Tire fires and feedlots could be good too ...  bemildred   Feb-11-11 01:55 PM   #65 
  - I always just tell then the zip  joneschick   Feb-10-11 04:33 PM   #4 
  - Be careful;  greiner3   Feb-10-11 04:45 PM   #7 
     - They used that method at a Speedway a while ago. But then stopped.  LiberalFighter   Feb-10-11 05:15 PM   #12 
     - But what's so terrible about that?  WatsonT   Feb-10-11 10:40 PM   #32 
     - It's the responsiblity of your card issuer to provide that verification, not you.  sofa king   Feb-11-11 12:11 PM   #56 
  - Just...  Rebubula   Feb-10-11 04:40 PM   #6 
  - why on earth defend a corporation that's violating the law?  unblock   Feb-10-11 04:51 PM   #8 
     - because ...  MikeW   Feb-10-11 05:25 PM   #13 
     - so YOU might not sue, but why object to someone else suing to stop illegal corporate behavior?  unblock   Feb-10-11 06:28 PM   #19 
        - personally  MikeW   Feb-10-11 06:48 PM   #20 
           - Credit card issuers used to REQUIRE merchants to accept cards without asking for ID.  Gormy Cuss   Feb-11-11 01:28 AM   #39 
           - i've been a victim of id theft also. but there are other ways to provide id.  unblock   Feb-11-11 05:49 AM   #45 
     - Excellent! I agree  May Hamm   Feb-10-11 07:27 PM   #24 
     - Because we have a finite number of courts  WatsonT   Feb-10-11 10:42 PM   #33 
        - no, it's the corporate "let's ignore the law" mentality that's not a good thing for this country  unblock   Feb-11-11 05:45 AM   #44 
           - Do you seriously view  WatsonT   Feb-11-11 10:06 AM   #46 
              - lawsuits are invariably preceded by angry letters, just because the article didn't mention one  unblock   Feb-11-11 10:14 AM   #47 
                 - And what freedoms are the customers losing  WatsonT   Feb-11-11 10:38 AM   #49 
                    - anyone from the wrong side of the tracks  unblock   Feb-11-11 11:50 AM   #51 
                       - Is there any evidence of that happening ever?  WatsonT   Feb-11-11 12:53 PM   #57 
                          - here's one link for starters  unblock   Feb-11-11 01:26 PM   #61 
                             - Major FAIL  WatsonT   Feb-11-11 01:32 PM   #62 
                                - well, even in the case in question, the william-sonoma figured out the cardholder's address  unblock   Feb-11-11 03:57 PM   #67 
                                   - So there are no examples  WatsonT   Feb-12-11 04:01 PM   #71 
  - Doesn't say she asked for monetery damages.  Fuddnik   Feb-10-11 04:51 PM   #9 
  - I always assumed it was so they'd know if people lived in that 'hood or not  XemaSab   Feb-10-11 05:06 PM   #10 
  - I thought that the store asking for your Zip Code info was done in the  truedelphi   Feb-10-11 05:09 PM   #11 
  - No they don't have the right to ask for ID.  LiberalFighter   Feb-10-11 06:17 PM   #18 
     - Hmmm... I had no idea  May Hamm   Feb-10-11 07:31 PM   #25 
        - As long as the owner of the card follows the rules.  LiberalFighter   Feb-10-11 10:19 PM   #29 
           - My friend has 'check ID'  May Hamm   Feb-11-11 12:18 AM   #37 
              - The merchant is supposed to refuse an unsigned card.  Gormy Cuss   Feb-11-11 01:32 AM   #40 
                 - Refuse an unsigned card? LOL!  May Hamm   Feb-11-11 01:49 AM   #41 
                    - Nevertheless, it is in the merchant agreements.  Gormy Cuss   Feb-11-11 02:06 AM   #43 
                    - What heppens then is if there is a problem with a card because they  LiberalFighter   Feb-11-11 09:11 PM   #69 
  - I would want to see the specifics of the case............  Swede Atlanta    Feb-10-11 05:31 PM   #14 
  - Here you go  Moosepoop   Feb-10-11 06:58 PM   #21 
  - Online transactions that don't check your zip get charged extra by the CC companies  htuttle   Feb-10-11 05:57 PM   #16 
  - Some places want it for cash purchases.  Fuddnik   Feb-10-11 06:07 PM   #17 
  - I'm with Fuddnik......  Scottybeamer70   Feb-10-11 07:50 PM   #27 
  - this same shit has happened to me with cash purchases  TorchTheWitch   Feb-12-11 06:30 AM   #70 
  - our gas station asks when I put the ccard  mitchtv   Feb-10-11 10:03 PM   #28 
  - See post #16  boppers   Feb-11-11 10:20 AM   #48 
     - Right. That's why they punch that information straight into the computer.  sofa king   Feb-11-11 12:07 PM   #53 
  - Verification and research are two different things  saras   Feb-11-11 12:56 AM   #38 
  - .  Occulus   Feb-11-11 01:50 AM   #42 
  - Gee, Then How Do We Know ....  USA_1   Feb-11-11 11:02 AM   #50 
  - Good news -- I always say, "You don't need my zip" -- and clerks are performing surveys ...  defendandprotect   Feb-11-11 12:10 PM   #54 
  - The downside. Many gas pumps will soon stop accepting credit cards  Xithras   Feb-11-11 01:11 PM   #60 
  - good. nt  xchrom   Feb-11-11 01:42 PM   #63 
  - This will be especially traumatic for Radio Shack  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 01:43 PM   #64 
  - They never know what to make of my response.  Heywood J   Feb-11-11 03:00 PM   #66 
  - Needs to go to federal court - becoming a merchant doesn't strip  24601   Feb-11-11 07:39 PM   #68 
  - Hmm  So Ill   Feb-12-11 05:35 PM   #72 
  - how about in cases where they ask everyone ? Trader Joe's sometimes asks people  JI7   Feb-12-11 06:30 PM   #73 
  - When they first started doing this I used to make up a zip code.  sarcasmo   Feb-13-11 08:41 AM   #74 
 

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