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Does California's credit card law apply to a Mexican boat?

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Does California's credit card law apply to Mexican boats? @Davidlaz has the answer
A fishing trip that tries to sail away from California's credit card law
If the boat's from Mexico, can you charge a premium for using a credit card?

Phyllis' husband booked a fishing trip out of San Diego. They'd be heading into Mexican waters.

However, the charter company wanted an extra 3% payment for the husband to use his credit card. He said he didn't think that was allowed under California law.

The charter company said that because a Mexican boat was being used, state law didn't apply.

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Phyllis asks: Really?

It's an intriguing question. Mexican boat ... Mexican waters ... a loophole in state law?

For the answer, check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

 

 

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