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(1) Limitation. Except as provided in sub. (4), a merchant may not request or record a customer's credit card number as a condition for accepting a check or share draft as payment for a consumer transaction.
(2) Credit card display. If a customer pays for a consumer transaction by check or share draft, a merchant may request a customer to display a credit card as an indication of the customer's financial responsibility or as additional identification, but the merchant may not record any information except the type of credit card displayed and the credit card expiration date.
(3) Check acceptance. This section does not require a merchant to accept a check or share draft as payment for a consumer transaction, whether or not a credit card is displayed.
(4) Exception. A merchant may request and record a customer credit card number as a condition for accepting a check or share draft if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The merchant has contracted with the card issuer of the requested credit card to cash or accept a check or share draft presented by a holder of the requested credit card.
(b) The card issuer of the requested credit card has contracted with the merchant to guarantee a check or share draft presented to the merchant by a holder of the requested credit card.
(5) Remedies. Whoever violates this section is subject to the remedies and penalties under s. 425.303.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wisconsin Statutes Consumer Transactions (Ch. 421 to 429) § 423.402. Check identification information - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wi/consumer-transactions-ch-421-to-429/wi-st-423-402/
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