Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

Unfair Sales Practices

SECTION 6-13-15

§ 6-13-15. Prohibition against recording credit card or social security numbers on checks.

It shall be unlawful, during a sale at retail of any goods or merchandise, to record any credit card or all or part of a social security number obtained from a purchaser as a means of identification upon the check of the purchaser tendered for the sale. Any person, firm, or corporation that shall violate the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100). This section does not prohibit any person from requesting production of, or recording, a credit card number as a condition for cashing or accepting a check, provided the person has agreed with the credit card issuer to cash or accept checks from card holders of the issuer; the issuer has agreed to guarantee card holder checks cashed or accepted by that person; and the card holder has given actual, apparent, or implied authority for the use of his or her card number in the manner and for the purpose described in this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 351, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 57, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 69, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 9.)