Truncation

In 2006, a law was passed that prevents more than the last 5-digits of credit card numbers to be shown on a receipt. This truncation law is designed to protect the credit card holders from having their credit card numbers stolen through misplaced or discarded receipts.

The last 5-digits of the credit card are not useful to thieves since they only represent the credit card holder’s account number, and not the service that is hosting that account.

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