Target Complaint - Questionable Business Practices
VALLEJO AND ALBANY, CALIFORNIA -- I am a 72 year old man who attempted to purchase a package of Corona beer from a Target store. The cashier insisted on swiping my drivers license as proof that I am old enough to purchase alcohol. I refused and demanded to see a manager. The manager came, made no comment, punched in something in the cash register and my transaction then went through. I complained to Target HQ and received a non-answer.
A few weeks later I attempted to purchase a tube of contact adhesive at a price of about $3.00. The store refused to sell it to me unless I permitted them to swipe my license, claiming that glues are often sniffed by individuals to get high.
Letters to the Bureau of Consumer Affairs in CA, to a state senator, and again to Target HQ have had no positive responses.
Drivers licenses contain information that Target is not entitled to and provides a venue for an unscrupulous employee to use the information for Identity Theft.
I intend to boycott Target as much as possible.