Hobart leaders urge caution with receipts from Oneida stores

Credit card reader

HOBART, Wis. (AP) – Village of Hobart leaders are warning people to be careful in handling credit card receipts from businesses run by the Oneida tribe after a lawsuit failed to prevent the tribe from including certain personal information on the documents.

Village president Rich Heidel tells USA Today Network-Wisconsin (http://gbpg.net/2e5eZXS ) that the message was intended as a public-service announcement that credit cardholders who used Oneida businesses were at greater risk of identity theft because of what Oneida businesses display on their receipts.

The leaders cite a recent court case in which the tribe was unsuccessfully sued for continuing to include expiration dates and more than five digits of shoppers’ credit card numbers on transactions.

Oneida spokeswoman Bobbi Webster says the issue isn’t about consumer protection and that Hobart is trying to harm its businesses.

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