Anytime you buy alcohol in Virginia, the cashiers are trained to ask you to show identification if you look like you are under the age of 30.
When they scan your driver's license, there is actually some personal information printed out on the receipt that may surprise you.
If you take a look at your receipt after buying from a store operated by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, you will find the first four digits of your driver's license number, your birth date and the expiration date of your driver's license.
Printing this information out is not a new policy, but it is something that a lot of people may not realize before having their licenses scanned.
Even though the info is printed out and your receipt can easily be discarded, staff members at ABC liquor stores said there is no reason to be concerned.
They said there is not enough information printed out, and there is no name or address to go along with it.
This information also is not stored in the system.
Wanda Greene, manager of an ABC store in Harrisonburg, said printing out this information is a second way to make sure the alcohol is not being sold to anyone under age.
"It's just proof to us that we did check the I.D. and they were of age," said Greene.
Greene said even if someone was to take that information and go through the DMV, there still would not be enough information to match anything together.
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