(Original post by TomTom) When you can be out of a job for being negligent, you don't risk asking for ID ... They know nothing is going to happen if they give an age restricted product to a 16-year-old for example.
You're mental, mate. It's rare that anyone looks younger than 25, and in that event it takes a few seconds to check their ID ... a few seconds isn't worth losing your source of income. The people who deliver from Amazon don't even know what's in the package a lot of the time.
I sometimes order age restricted games from Amazon and usually they'll just leave it at my door or post it through the letterbox. His mum got a phone call from UK customs who had checked the contents of the package.
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Amazon just delivered a couple of packages including one for my husband which had alcohol in it. The delivery driver asked me for my date of birth to enter into his handheld device.
I offered to show my driving license but restated that I wasn't happy to have my Date of Birth recorded in the device. I asked what Amazon uses the data for, and he couldn't tell me, but said someone had been fired for not collecting this information on a delivery.
In the end my husband signed for it, gave his date of birth and is going to contact Amazon to find out more. But all the delivery driver needs to do is to check some ID to prove they are over 18, and s/he can tick a box saying they've seen proof of age.
After all, when you purchase alcohol in a shop, you just show ID, you're not asked to input anything there. And shop staff don't need to ask for ID if you are clearly over-25. They just tap a button to say they can see you are of age to buy alcohol.
A bottle of gin came from Amazon for my sister yesterday, and he asked for my date of birth. You’ve overthought this, it’s just a little thing for them to input to prove you’re over 18, a tick box would be a quicker way though I agree with that.
What is the point of him asking if you can just make up a date? Surely he needs to see ID, if he wants proof of age. Like so many things related to personal data, the issue is that the problem they're trying to solve does not require a sledgehammer, which is what is happening here.
Absolutely that a check box for the driver saying it was delivered to someone who looked over 25/on seeing proof of age would be more than sufficient. In my case, at our school where they're so busy protecting everyone for GDPR they've completely lost any ability to be sensible.
We are both in our 60s and the item that required proof that we were over 18 was a pack of Schweppes tonic water! The customer service person just kept saying that they would make it clearer on their website that you would need to show proof of age on delivery.
Yes exactly, understand the guy was just doing his job, and I had no problem showing my driving license to prove my age. That date of birth is then linked to my address on their systems, and can be easily cross-referenced with public records to establish who lives there and their age brackets.
Twice my hubby has ordered alcohol from Amazon and I've never been asked for my date of birth. Terms and conditions when buying alcohol on Amazon, clearly state you will need to give your date of birth to receive the order.
I’ve cancelled it because the drivers were insisting on seeing proof of my age when they delivered the wine. I regularly have wine delivered from Majestic, Cato, Tesco, Morrison etc and those drivers are allowed to use their common sense.
Amazon are asking me to submit a current passport or ID card, yet I do not have any. My passport has run out last year, which I had used for the original verification with Amazon, so they have it on file.
As such I am not required to have any residence permit and there is no ID card as such in the UK. I have contacted the verification team 5-6 times, explaining all this, but all I receive is automatic replies that keep asking for my passport or ID.
My driving license was what I submitted, instead of a passport, but that was not accepted. Would have been obvious to me to accept the driving license, but apparently not to Amazon.
The first time was bad enough as I don’t have a passport or driving license, nor do I have utility bills in my name, so I’m not looking forward to going through the whole experience again. I sent Birth Certificate, Bank Statements and Tax letters if I recall.
Just had a message back from the verification team and apparently now photo evidence is required. That leaves me with a passport (expensive) or perhaps a National Identity card.
Because it has been added as a new stipulation that photographic evidence is needed this time round. You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card.
Provisional licenses are accepted by the DBS as an identity document (on the same level as a full license) and shops, pubs, clubs etc accept them as ID. Barry: Provisional licenses are accepted by the DBS as an identity document (on the same level as a full license) and shops, pubs, clubs etc accept them as ID.
That surprises me, as I always see the words “Full not Provisional” next to driving license on any forms that ask me for ID.