Canoga Park, California
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I went to Walmart in Palm Springs CA store#1832.I used a check to purchase my items and was told they dont check for ID.I asked the cashier why and she stated "I probably have good credit".So does this mean that anyone can use my checks?

If someone stold my check book they can use my checks? I called spoke w/a manager Debra and she said its against the law to ask for ID on a credit card or check.

That's ridiculas.So Walmart allows stolen credit cards and checks, and doesnt protect the consumer.

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Anonymous
Toledo, Ohio, United States #1197647

Wal-mart in Ohio did not ID a thief using my checks (my wallet was taken from basically under my nose while I was unloading my cart at the same wal-mart).I called my bank two days ago and cancelled all of the checks that were stolen, but wal-mart converted it to an electronic check which circumvented my bank's hold on it.

It also means that wal-mart did not hold the check so there is no way for the police to track who signed it.Ridiculous.

KevinRichards
#896263

So you want them to break the law? I agree with Jedi, if they asked for your ID and you were black you would claim racism.

Anonymous
#896234

When they ask me for a ID I just show them a dic-pic that's on my cell phone. works every time

The Real Slim Shady
Minnesota, United States #896222

I work as a cashier at Walmart and yes they have to check for an ID for any transaction using a personal check, it is the "check policy".

1) It is on every podium except the self check-out podiums.

2) The P.O.S.system randomly asks to enforce it.

3) It has been enforced and in more stringent ways in other stores.

I was literally told that I was lying one day by a C.S.M who refused to read it and then turned around and told a salaried member of management that it doesn't say that.

Not wanting to get involved the A.M. just repeated what she said. Walmart is not in short supply of circular logic.

It says, "Check Policy: All personal and payroll checks require proper identification." What happens is that the department manger's claim it is only for check cashing. However, check cashing can only be done at the C.S.

desk? And personnel checks from your bank account are not: 1)Payroll checks 2)Government checks 3)Tax checks 4)All MoneyGram money orders. Basically, they play *** and say it is "to high up" for them. And read very carefully for what I am going to say next.

It is discrimination. To randomly enforce a policy is to inconsistently enforce a policy, whether by a random number generator or not. Walmart Management does not even know how the P.O.S. system works or whether it is truly randomized.

Thus, if you do not know whether a policy is randomly enforced and choose to enforce it anyway then you are...

Go sue them please they deserve.I have much better stories to.

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BigBruce
#520237

Stores CANNOT ask for ID when customers use a credit card.This is per the merchant agreement with ALL the credit card companies.

As for checks, do you really think checking an ID will guard against someone stealing your checks.

Odds are that person already has your ID if they stole your purse and they can just alter the picture to use your checks.Stop being a baby and don't leave your checks in your unlocked car.

Jedi Knight Ethan
#520176

Yet if you they did check for ID you would complain and turn it into a discrimiation issue of some kind.

ccopestick
#520136

I also had my credit cards stolen.300 at walmart 400 at radio shack...

not only were they stolen but they had personalizzed pictures of me and my family on them...

obviously no stores pay attention ...id love to sue the stores but don't know how to go about that or if it can even be done!

Sue
#237274

It isn't the job of cashiers' to make sure your card isn't stolen. It's your problem. It's not policy to check id unless you're buying booze or tobacco.

Tracy
#151164

:( Today I spent half of my day between the police department and my bank trying to resolve almost $1000.00 dollars of credit card fraud through a Wal-Mart.It seems that you can give a cashier a hand written card number on a piece of paper and they will run that card WITHOUT id??????

Despite the charges being $583.00 and $478.00 at t the same Walmart location. I am looking into options on some type of either petition or class action lawsuit against Walmart and their policies. In taking care of this I have found 4 other people that have been affected by Walmarts policy, where they too had money stolen, but by check, where Walmart did not ask for ID. When talking to the banker that was helping me today, her comment was the "It is ALWAYS Walmart".

The police officer too seemed to feel the same way, adding that their video surveillance is a joke, offering little help in finding the perps.

Bottom line, Walmart may end up losing the money and their items, but the hassle, the time I took off work and the trouble I am dealing with is not acceptable.I for one will start with NEVER shopping at a Walmart again and spreading the word as fast as I can, hopefully other victims will to.

one
#141795

what about California?I live there, and they ask for i.d.

at least in my section of California.

It IS a requirement, unless it is under a small amount like $15 -$20.Anyone who says other wise is ignorant, or they don't have a good policy.

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