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Editor:
In this busy world of products such as food, oil, home supplies, why is it so easy to just swipe a credit card and the purchase is so complete. The cashiers are even trained not to ask for a photo I.D.

Don’t you think that in a world where billions of dollars of fraud occur one would ask for a simple I.D.? As a concerned citizen, I even had “cid” on the back of my card. Again, what for, nobody checks.

It truly scares me that big stores refuse to ask for I.D. I’m sure many others feel like I do. It’s that easy to purchase items. If I simply lose my card and think it’s safely in my wallet before I realize it’s missing after several days, much damage can be already done. Hundreds if not thousands cannot be accounted for.

I’m baffled by the lack of security. What is it! Bigger and better profit for the companies or the simple inconvenience of a customer going in their wallet or purse for a picture I.D. We have security in all aspects of life. From our airports to cameras on our streets. We live in a society where caution is a reality. Again, many people simply lose their card. Before they notice it missing, that card can be used in many fraudulent ways. Yep! It’s that easy.

Nobody wants to be a victim. Let’s protect ourselves. Don’t make it easier for people to use and abuse this plastic. Can someone simply explain to me why this process isn’t used? Please ask me for my I.D.; I’ll be happy to show you.

Gary Neal
Clearwater
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