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Built-in Identification

Forget Your ID? No Problem.
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How often do you get asked for an ID when using your credit card? I, personally, have only been asked once. Most people generally have some form of identification on them at all times, but for the sake of both safety and convenience, wouldn't it be better to have an ID built into your credit card? This could prevent people using a fake ID to shop with your credit card or prevent someone from using it when an employee fails to ask for proper identification. There could be a scannable chip on the card that held your picture and the pictures and information of anyone authorized to use it.
foulplay, Feb 25 2004

Hard to forge this http://www.bankofam...ate=checkcards_gold
Photo and signature on on the front of the card and don't wear off. [Klaatu, Oct 04 2004]

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       Bult? do you mean Built?
po, Feb 25 2004
  

       There, I fixed it. Is that good enough for you? =P
foulplay, Feb 25 2004
  

       Not entirely sure what you mean by a "scannable chip", but picture IDs on credit cards are Widely Baked - shop at Citibank. [This message paid for by our sponsor.]
DrCurry, Feb 25 2004
  

       I believe you can get your photo attached to the top corner of your credit card these days.
k_sra, Feb 25 2004
  

       I heard of one bank recently that will no longer offer bank cards with photos. Apparently, merchants weren't making use of the photo id anyway and it isn't worth the cost.
half, Feb 25 2004
  

       You're gonna end up making merchants get additional software. And they get paid just the same as it is.
yabba do yabba dabba, Feb 25 2004
  

       //Forget your ID?//   

       Only after contributing large amounts to my local landlord's retirement fund.
squeak, Feb 26 2004
  

       Don't Citibank do this?
Detly, Feb 26 2004
  
      
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