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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 501
CONSUMER PROTECTION
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F.S. 501.011
501.011 Credit cards; unsolicited delivery or mailing prohibited.
(1) As used in this section the term “credit card” means any credit card or other document or device intended or adopted for the purpose of establishing the identity and credit of any person in connection with the purchase or rental on credit of goods or services or the obtaining of loans.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3), it shall be unlawful for any financial institution, retail merchant, or other person to mail or otherwise deliver any credit card in this state. Any violation of this subsection shall constitute a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) This section shall not apply to any credit card when mailed or otherwise delivered:
(a) In response to a request or application for a credit card; or
(b) As a replacement for a credit card previously issued to the person to whom the credit card is shipped or mailed.
(4) No credit card bearer shall be liable for the unauthorized use of any credit card issued on an unsolicited basis, after July 5, 1970.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 70-352; s. 456, ch. 71-136.