Consumer Watchdog: Credit Card Surcharges Take Effect

Will America's biggest retailers impose newly allowed credit card surcharge?
1:52 | 01/27/13

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Transcript for Consumer Watchdog: Credit Card Surcharges Take Effect
But it turned out to our consumer watchdog tonight -- that brand new credit card surcharge and mentioned a moment ago -- 4% now allowed in forty states. What's behind this and work tonight at least one major retailer telling world news they won't impose the -- Here's ABC's deal but he gets. Swiping -- card might be the easiest way to kill off the starting right now it might also be more expensive. Stores can now legally charge you more money for using a critical as much as -- 4% more. Stores have always had to pay a -- to let you -- but following a settlement that credit card companies retailers can. I'll pass that feel. What would you think if they had and I mean really it. And a campaign. That he does little back and charges everywhere you -- it sounds like do you sympathize with the stories. I mean they're losing their losing business all over. Ten states have already barred retailers from charging customers the -- this. Would probably be a greater impact in import. Two local merchants some big retailers have already said they won't be passing on the surcharge to customers. Wal-Mart told ABC news. We are not interest -- insert charging customers in order to allow credit card companies to continue charging unfair fees. But there's a way to know if your neighborhood -- will make you pay more. When you walk -- there has to be assigned conspicuously display. Indicating that they do surcharge. Then at the cash register and also on your receipt. They have to clearly disclose. What surcharge. Now if you're shopping on line you're gonna want to check the web site's home page because the retailer must tell you if it's charging you that extra -- By the way none of this applies to debit cards just credit -- David Aaron good advice check online to thanks to you GO.

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