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Why do cashiers ask for your zip code? Gotten any new junk mail lately?

You don’t have to give a cashier your zip code or phone number. Simply say “I opt out”, or “no thanks”. If you give store your information, it can be used to track your purchases and/or to send you junk mail. Some businesses and banks use an AVS system to verify your card against your zip code. This is a little different, but still controversial.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/02/17/stores-request-zip-codes/?intcmp=obnetwork

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