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There is no statutory privacy duty or right in merchant purchases, which means that anyone can ask anything about purchases from a merchant. The merchant should not be turning over any charge slip records, since those credit card numbers ARE protected by a duty of confidentiality
and can only be obtained by a subpoena
from the court for the records and if the merchants are turning over this information the merchants can be sued for breach of the duty of confidentiality of these receipts and card numbers. Unfortunately, they can continue to ask the merchants questions and the merchants are free to answer or refuse to answer, it is up to them.
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