A proposed class action lawsuit filed in Florida claims that Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. illegally printed 10 digits of customers’ credit and debit card numbers on receipts in violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).
According to the complaint, the FACTA—an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act—was passed by Congress in 2003 in an effort to combat identity theft. In order to protect consumers’ private information from theft, the statute forbids companies from printing more than the last five digits of customers’ credit or debit cards on sales receipts, the case explains.
With regard to the lead plaintiff, the man claims he made a purchase at one of the defendant’s locations on May 2, 2019 and was given a receipt that contained the first six and last four digits of his credit card, as well as his full name and phone number. The complaint contends that by printing 10 digits of the plaintiff’s card number on his receipt, Red Wing Shoes violated the FACTA and unnecessarily subjected him to an increased risk of harm. From the complaint:
“By shirking its FACTA obligations on such a large scale, Defendant systematically violated Plaintiff's and the other putative Class members' privacy, breached their confidence, mishandled their personal account information, and exposed them to a heightened risk of identity theft.”
The lawsuit looks to represent all persons who since May 19, 2017 engaged in one or more credit or debit card transactions at a Red Wing Shoes branded store in the U.S. and received a receipt displaying more than the last five digits of the card number used in the transaction.