Do I have to provide my credit card when paying by check in California?

Q & A Main Article 1

No, a store in California can’t 

  • make you to provide a credit card in connection with any part of the check transaction
  • make you to sign a statement agreeing to charge your credit card the amount of the check (if the check bounces)
  • contact your credit card company to find out if you have enough credit available to cover the check
  1. Exception: when the check is used to get cash or used to make a payment on another credit card.