Beasley Allen has filed a class action in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division, on behalf of James Bradley Murph and all other persons similarly situated, against USA Travel Centers, LLC, alleging the defendant has violated provisions of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).
Enacted by congress in 2003, FACTA is designed to help in the prevention of identity theft and credit or debit card fraud. A significant part of the FACTA statue prohibits businesses or individuals that accept credit or debit cards for payment of business transactions from printing more than the last five digits of the card number or the expiration date on the receipt.
According to the complaint, USA Travel Centers continued to print credit / debit card numbers and expiration dates on customer receipts after the date the FACTA law should have been in effect. It is believed that this action has affected several thousand consumers.
The class action affects all individuals in the U.S. who, on or after Dec. 4, 2006, were provided at the point of sale or transaction with an electronically printed receipt by the Defendant on which the Defendant printed more than the last five digits of the person’s credit card or debit card number, or after June 3, 2008, on which the Defendant printed the expiration date of the person’s credit or debit card.