Lenard recalls that stating minimum charges on restaurant menus used to be standard operating procedure.
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Y., warns, "It's illegal to say you don't take a card if you do." Lavenhar also points out, "And you cannot charge for the use of that card." However, those violations aren't technically illegal, though consumers can and should report merchant violations to their credit card companies. Wolfe adds, "I'm happy to be able to allow customers to have a choice.
Merchants have a choice "Although my business needs mostly involve check and cash payments, offering charge cards is a useful tool that helps my business and keeps the economy moving," says Denise Wolfe of Stage Design Interiors Inc. It's more profitable for me to offer the charge and to stay within the rules of the credit card companies." Wine and Spirits in Commack, N.
See updated story, "Merchants may require up to minimum credit card purchase." While most merchants who accept credit cards adhere to the terms and conditions set forth by credit card issuers, there are retailers who violate credit card issuer agreements.
It's up to the consumer to know when those rules are being broken, and to decide whether to make a fuss about it. Why do some merchants engage in credit card violations?