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Phone and Online Payments

Consumers have long been able to make payments by phone and more recently, by mobile phone. The emergence and eventual widespread adoption of electronic payment methods has dramatically changed the payments landscape. Convenience should not give way to statutory and regulatory consumer protections.

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