Could ID requirements for credit card purchases reduce identity theft?

ARRANGMENTS FOR THE CLEANUP BARRY: MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE FALLING VICTIM TO IDENTITY THEFT

22NEWS REPORTER NICK ARESCO JOINS US FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU TO SEE IF BUSINESSES SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO ASK FOR YOUR ID WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING WITH A CREDIT CARD NICK ARESCO: 'MAY I SEE YOUR ID PLEASE?' THAT QUESTION COULD PROTECT YOU FROM HAVING YOUR IDENTITY STOLEN AS LONG AS YOUR CREDTI CARD IS SIGNED — YOU MAY NOT BE REQUIRED TO SHOW THAT ID TO MAKE A PURCHASE CHICOPEE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR FIVE SUSPECTS WHO USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO BUY ITEMS IN NORTHAMPTON THE CARD WAS REPORTED STOLEN IN APRIL

A NORTHAMPTON SHOPPER TOLD 22NEWS, CLERKS NEVER CHECK HER ID WHEN USING HER CREDIT CARD I ASKED HER IF SHE THINKS THEY SHOULD IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE YOU ARE ALWAYS IN A HURRY SO YOU JUST WANT TO GET IT OVER WITH BUT PROBABLY

IF THINGS CONTINUE TO HAVE YOUR IDENTITY STOLEN THEN PROBABLY WE SHOULD NICK: WHILE STORES HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK FOR AN ID, YOU CAN REFUSE TO SHOW THEM BUT THEY CAN REFUSE THE TRANSACTION NICK ARESCO: IT'S WORTH NOTING THAT VISA AND MASTERCARD PROHIBIT VENDORS FROM ACCEPTING UNSIGNED CARDS