Assembly Republicans Fail to Protect Consumers from Credit Card Skimming Scams

June 21, 2017

MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement after voting against passage of Assembly Bill 196.

“Today, Republicans offered blanket immunity to motor fuel distributors and sellers, failing to fully protect consumers who have fallen victim to credit card skimmers. This legislation gives fuel distributors and sellers immunity from civil liability in cases of credit card skimming scams without having to take even the most basic steps to ensure the security of their pumps.

Republicans showed no interest in an amendment that would have required unique locking devices on pumps as a condition of waiving liability. Once again, the big corporations are the winners, while the average Wisconsinite is left holding the bag by Republicans in the State Assembly.”