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Should this be an ID Theft or Security concern ?

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Fear The Spear

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A grocery store chain in my area has a deal, where if you get there "supermarket discount card" and then for every certain amount of dollars you spend on groceries, you get a nice discount at a certain gas station, when you fill up.
So, I went in the grocery store to sign up, and the clerk asks for my ID (driver's license) and our state's DL has a magnetic strip, and she swipes my DL and it's magnetic strip in their machine while creating the "account" for my "membership card".

In the past, grocery stores have never done that - you just fill out a form, with your street address, phone number, and/or email address.

But swiping the DL for just a grocery card concerns me, because the DL contains sensitive electronic identity information, i.e. it's connected to your social security number, etc. So it's basically equivalent to giving your SS # just for a grocery card. Which makes me wonder why they need that kind of stuff, just for groceries ?

Is this a reason for concern ?
 

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Is it a Fred Meyers store? I know my wife has one of their cards and it has a reward system for the gas station as well. Def keep your eye on the checking status but wouldn't be too worried imho.
 

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Yeah didn't even think about them being a Northwest only chain. I do believe the premise is the same tho.
 

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