Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Sample Store Receipt With
Credit Card Number Properly Hidden
|Credit Card Frequently Asked Questions|
Identity theft is a problem that threatens every Texas consumer, and this common-sense measure helps reduce that threat, Attorney General Abbott said. I appreciate the efforts of Texas retailers to comply with this law, and I am issuing this reminder to any who have not yet done so that the deadline has now passed. I urge consumers to check their receipts and notify my office if they see noncompliance.
Consumers who notice that a receipt generated after Dec. 31, 2005, contains more than the last four digits of their credit or debit card number should file a complaint with the Attorney General. Complaints can be filed on the Attorney General’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or by calling (800) 252-8011.
Violators are liable for a civil penalty of up to $500 for each calendar month during which a violation occurs.
The law, found in Section 35.58 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code, also requires entities that lease or sell cash registers or other receipt-printing machines to notify the lessee or buyer of the law’s requirements.