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Old Nov 15, 19, 11:18 am
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ogg
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
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Fourth lesson learned from the thread on folks getting banned at WM for MO purchase.. keep your transactions below $1000 and don't share your ID to purchase MO. Just tell them you left your ID in car if they ask and depart. Once you are in the "system" there is no telling what they will do with your information and getting shut down would make my limited MS much more difficult. Maybe we are on the way to just buy one MO per transaction and keep is simple but your MS is still breathing. Name in System... large dollar amounts... managers involved, no thanks.
But the national policy at WM is to allow one MO transaction anyway with ID always required over $1K--and has been for over a year now. If you're asked for ID and don't show one, you're acting suspicious. What do you gain by doing that? If you're not asked for ID, it won't matter whether you're in the WM/MG system or not--and it won't matter if you're banned or not. So the system knows your official photo ID. Where's the harm? WM/MG has many millions of such IDs in its records. What in the world do you think anyone is going to do with that info?

IMHO, this reluctance to provide ID when requested is just an irrational fear. Unless, of course, you've got your photo hanging on a wall somewhere as a wanted felon, or your ID is fake. But if you're a law-abiding citizen doing a perfectly legal task, why act like a criminal?
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