2015 Florida Statutes
TITLE XLVI - CRIMES
Chapter 817 - FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
Part II - CREDIT CARD CRIMES (ss. 817.57-817.685)
817.58 - Definitions.
817.58 Definitions.—As used in ss. 817.57-817.685:
(1) “Acquirer” means a business organization, governmental entity, financial institution, or an agent of a business organization, governmental entity, or financial institution that authorizes a merchant to accept payment by credit card for money, goods, services, or anything else of value.
(2) “Cardholder” means the person or organization named on the face of a credit card to whom or for whose benefit the credit card is issued by an issuer.
(3) “Counterfeit credit card” means any credit card which is fictitious, altered, or forged; any facsimile or false representation, depiction, or component of a credit card; or any credit card which is stolen, obtained as part of a scheme to defraud, or otherwise unlawfully obtained, and which may or may not be embossed with account information or a company logo.
(4) “Credit card” means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, bank service card, banking card, check guarantee card, electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, or debit card or by any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services, or anything else of value on credit or for use in an automated banking device to obtain any of the services offered through the device.
(5) “Expired credit card” means a credit card which is no longer valid because the term shown on it has elapsed.
(6) “Issuer” means the business organization, state or federal government, or financial institution, or its duly authorized agent, which issues a credit card.
(7) “Receives” or “receiving” means acquiring possession or control or accepting as security for a loan a credit card.
(8) “Revoked credit card” means a credit card which is no longer valid because permission to use it has been suspended or terminated by the issuer.
(9) “Credit-card-making equipment” means any equipment, machine, plate, mechanism, impression, or any other device designed, used, or capable of being used to produce a credit card, a counterfeit credit card, or any aspect or component of a credit card.
(10) “Traffic” means to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense, or otherwise dispose of a property or to buy, receive, possess, obtain control of, or use property with the intent to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense, or otherwise dispose of such property.
History.—s. 1, ch. 67-340; ss. 2, 10, ch. 84-297; s. 1, ch. 85-43; s. 1, ch. 88-198; s. 5, ch. 95-431.
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