Originally Posted by jimhri
this is also the written policy of Visa.
HOWEVER, i wrote "SEE D.L." on the back of my card. NEVER EVER had a problem. approx 50% of the time i am asked for and show my driver's license and the requester smiles and sez okay. the rest of the time i am NOT asked and the transaction is processed. i don't see the problem anyway because a gasoline pump never checks my signature, just asks for my zip code which in not hard to get it someone stole my wallet/id.
That simply means the merchant is not following the agreement they are required to follow by accepting Visa and Mastercard's cards.
If you were to dispute a charge and had a card that wasn't signed, the merchant loses no matter what.