Anti-Skimming Act — Louisiana

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Anti-Skimming Act — La R.S. 14:67.4

It shall be unlawful for any person to do either of the following:

Use a scanning device to access, read, obtain, memorize, or store, temporarily or permanently, information encoded on the magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card without the permission of the authorized user of the payment card and with the intent to defraud the authorized user, the issuer of the authorized user’s payment card, or a merchant.

Use a re-encoder to place information encoded on the magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card onto the magnetic strip or stripe of a different card without the permission of the authorized user of the card from which the information is being re-encoded and with the intent to defraud the authorized user, the issuer of the authorized user’s payment card, or a merchant.

 

Penalties

Whoever violates the above shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than $5,000, or both.

Whoever, directly or indirectly, by agent or otherwise, uses a scanning device and a re-encoder with the intent to defraud shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 10 years, or fined not more than $10,000, or both.

Upon a third or subsequent conviction of a violation of the provisions of this Section, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 10 years, or may be fined not more than $20,000, or both.

In addition, a person convicted under this Section shall be ordered to make full restitution to the victim and any other person who has suffered a financial loss as a result of the offense.

 

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