This year, the Florida legislature passed and signed into law HB 883, which became effective on June 2, 2011. This bill included the "Tourist Safety Act of 2011" which was written to try and stop the practice of individuals entering hotel lobbies without the permission of hotel management, and passing out unsolicited advertisements. The Tourist Safety Act of 2011 provides that any person who, without permission, delivers, distributes, or places, or attempts to deliver, distribute, or place, a handbill at or in a public lodging establishment commits a misdemeanor of the first degree and can be fined a minimum of $2,000 for a second violation, or $3,000 for a third or subsequent violation.
This law will hopefully give local authorities a better opportunity to stop "pizza flyer scams" which advertise (and sometimes even deliver) a pizza to hungry tourists in an attempt to steal personal and credit card information.
In an earlier scam report, Vacation-Times.org received reports that this type of scam was making its rounds through the Disney resort area in Orlando, Florida.