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Old 12-09-2011, 23:19
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Our experience is that locally where we are known they don't ask for ID.
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Old 12-09-2011, 23:38
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in the UK you can use a debit card as proof as identity to set up contracts and bank accounts but I have wondered about the security of using them in shops, when you used to have to sign everything how many shop keepers actually checked the signature? i had mine used by my brother without my permission when he was a naughty teen when i got a copy of the signature because i didn't know it was him it was nothing like mine and my card said Miss on it which is a clue as to this not being his card to use! now the card is pin protected no one looks at the card at all as long as the pin is correct this means that if someone knows your pin they can take your card and use it without anyone being the wiser till its too late, admittedly you occasionally get the shop keeper has to ring through and you have to answer some random questions about your account before the transaction is allowed. Now you can get these wireless touch card where you just scan and run... eek
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Old 13-09-2011, 13:39
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Mercadona accepted UK driving licence yesterday.

Alcampo did up to 2 weeks ago. Maybe it was just the assistant, or maybe it is new policy.

I always carry my driving (photocard) licence with me when driving as it is a legal requirement.
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Old 13-09-2011, 15:40
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We were never asked to show ID in Eroski when using credit cards this year,just presented our cards and entered our pins.
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Old 15-09-2011, 14:40
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To continue the list - Lidil took bank card supported by a driving licence today
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Old 15-09-2011, 22:51
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Just back from France where 3 restaurants refused to take any cards, cash only or no dinner for the Cumberlands.
It seems that the charges banks put on these cards are outweighing the benefits, I suppose retailers have become sick of paying out, if one has a till full of cash at close of business they know where they stand?
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Old 02-10-2011, 17:13
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Went to Alcampo yesterday on the way from the airport. They now have a sign up on the tills saying to prove ID they need either:-
Spanish driving licence
Resident card
European ID card

They will not accept UK driving licence.
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