Calif. court: Merchants can't ask pat...

Calif. court: Merchants can't ask patrons for ZIPs

There are 18 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Calif. court: Merchants can't ask patrons for ZIPs. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that merchants can no longer ask for the ZIP codes of customers who make purchases with credit cards because such requests violate a state consumer-protection law.

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Brandos Mom

United States

#1 Feb 11, 2011
What about Burlington coat factory they always ask me for my phone number?

Since: Jan 08

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#2 Feb 11, 2011
Brandos Mom wrote:
What about Burlington coat factory they always ask me for my phone number?
Or those self-serve gas pumps. Obviously there are going to be some problems until everyone gets on board.
anon 4 now

United States

#3 Feb 11, 2011
Publius2 wrote:
<quoted text>Or those self-serve gas pumps. Obviously there are going to be some problems until everyone gets on board.
the self-serve gas pumps are mentioned in the article ~
info entered there is not recorded, it goes directly to the bank or credit card company, and is not retained by the gas station - therefore it is exempt

quoted directly from article ---

[quote]He said gas stations that require ZIP codes be entered at the pump are exempt because the gas station "doesn't record the transaction." Stonebarger said that information is sent directly to the banks and credit card companies as a security measure and those transactions won't be affected.[unquote]
confused

Jackson, CA

#4 Feb 11, 2011
This law seems to gray. How is the consumer going to remember who they can and cannot give their zip code to.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#5 Feb 11, 2011
In my retail establishment I took a photo copy of your driver’s license if you wanted to pay by check or credit card……..

If no ID then go get me cash…………

But I also had a big sign that said……..

I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason……..
Oh mg

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Feb 11, 2011
If you tried to copy my licence for using my credit card I would throw your merchandise at you. You have no right! What store so we can avoid you.
You must deal with losers.
Here Is One wrote:
In my retail establishment I took a photo copy of your driver’s license if you wanted to pay by check or credit card……..
If no ID then go get me cash…………
But I also had a big sign that said……..
I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason……..

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#7 Feb 11, 2011
Oh mg wrote:
If you tried to copy my licence for using my credit card I would throw your merchandise at you. You have no right! What store so we can avoid you.
You must deal with losers.
<quoted text>
There was over a dozen, but I moved to Mexico…..

Do you know what happens to a merchant if you bring in a stolen credit card or an identity theft credit card?
They do not pay the merchant…..
I took a credit card for 65k dollars for a solar system in a store in Ukiah, Ca……..
Six months later they credit card company debited my account for the 65k dollars…..
The card was from an identity theft
So some thief got a free solar system loaded into a big U-Haul for free……..
And it never happened to me again……….

Yes I tossed many of you fools out of my stores…….
And one person did throw something in my face and I reacted instinctively and swung back breaking their jaw in 4 places and half of their teeth fell onto the floor…….
The jury ruled it self defense after seeing the surveillance video……..

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#8 Feb 11, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
There was over a dozen, but I moved to Mexico…..
Do you know what happens to a merchant if you bring in a stolen credit card or an identity theft credit card?
They do not pay the merchant…..
I took a credit card for 65k dollars for a solar system in a store in Ukiah, Ca……..
Six months later they credit card company debited my account for the 65k dollars…..
The card was from an identity theft
So some thief got a free solar system loaded into a big U-Haul for free……..
And it never happened to me again……….
Yes I tossed many of you fools out of my stores…….
And one person did throw something in my face and I reacted instinctively and swung back breaking their jaw in 4 places and half of their teeth fell onto the floor…….
The jury ruled it self defense after seeing the surveillance video……..
B S
Serious Again

United States

#9 Feb 11, 2011
no-is-a-verb wrote:
<quoted text>
B S
Oh, yeah. And deep.
Pam

Munster, IN

#10 Feb 11, 2011
People are more worried about protecting their consumer rights than with fraud. Hard to believe.

“Get it right”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#11 Feb 11, 2011
What pisses me off is when I pay with cash and get asked for info like phone number or zip code - hell no I am not giving you that...!
pfft

Folsom, CA

#12 Feb 12, 2011
BIG BROTHER is watching you!

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#14 Feb 12, 2011
chance47 wrote:
What pisses me off is when I pay with cash and get asked for info like phone number or zip code - hell no I am not giving you that...!
The only time a merchant should ask you for ID when paying cash is if you are spending more than 10k………….

Or are buying 10k gold or better
9.29 silver or better.
Or precious gem stones valued over 1,000 dollars per Home land security demand…

“Get it right”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#15 Feb 14, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
The only time a merchant should ask you for ID when paying cash is if you are spending more than 10k………….
Or are buying 10k gold or better
9.29 silver or better.
Or precious gem stones valued over 1,000 dollars per Home land security demand…
I din't know that; but, that is not what I have ever shopped for (*wishful thoughts*)

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#16 Feb 15, 2011
chance47 wrote:
<quoted text>
I din't know that; but, that is not what I have ever shopped for (*wishful thoughts*)
Homeland security forced all vendors of gold, silver and precious stones to record the ID of ALL cash transactions after 911 for money laundering reasons.

A million dollars in 100 dollar bills fills up a suitcase but you can put a million dollar diamond in your mouth and walk thru a airport unnoticed…..
LOL

Sacramento, CA

#17 Feb 15, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
There was over a dozen, but I moved to Mexico…..
Do you know what happens to a merchant if you bring in a stolen credit card or an identity theft credit card?
They do not pay the merchant…..
I took a credit card for 65k dollars for a solar system in a store in Ukiah, Ca……..
Six months later they credit card company debited my account for the 65k dollars…..
The card was from an identity theft
So some thief got a free solar system loaded into a big U-Haul for free……..
And it never happened to me again……….
Yes I tossed many of you fools out of my stores…….
And one person did throw something in my face and I reacted instinctively and swung back breaking their jaw in 4 places and half of their teeth fell onto the floor…….
The jury ruled it self defense after seeing the surveillance video……..
You took a credit card for a $65K purchase? Not to bright, Sparky.
LOL

Sacramento, CA

#18 Feb 15, 2011
chance47 wrote:
What pisses me off is when I pay with cash and get asked for info like phone number or zip code - hell no I am not giving you that...!
Just make up a number...that is what I do!
Ad Rem

Martinez, CA

#19 Feb 15, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
The only time a merchant should ask you for ID when paying cash is if you are spending more than 10k………….
...the "only time?"

That's interesting I guess all those 20 year olds who try to buy liquor with cash have no worries.

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