I returned an item at my NC Lowe's store yesterday. As always, when you get a Merchandise Credit card they check your driver's license. But when I went to use that merchandise card for another purchase, Lowe's now makes you show your driver's license again. I asked why and was told to cut down on fraud.
If the driver's license # using the merchandise card is not the same driver's license # when the merchandise credit was issued, then Lowe's will not honor the purchase. Not sure if this policy is Nationwide, but if not, will soon be.
I would advise NOT to purchase any Lowe's Merchandise Credit cards on EBay or anywhere else.
Was told people steal merchandise and return for credit, then sell cards at pawn shops, etc.
Lowe's Online purchases stopped letting you use Merchandise Cards a while ago
Lowe's GIFT Cards do not seem to be affected.
Hope this helps!!!!