A new ordinance in Shakopee requires consumers to show a picture ID to buy Visa, Mastercard or American Express gift cards with a credit card at stores. Police Chief Jeff Tate says the move is aimed at reducing fraud. He says fraud is among the city’s top three reported crimes and increased 17% last year alone. The Minnesota Retailers Association opposed the ordinance, unsuccessfully urging the council to allow retailers to brainstorm solutions before creating a mandate.
Shakopee law targets gift card fraud; retailers opposed
By Associated Press|2019-05-20T04:51:08-05:00May 20th, 2019|