Anyone who used a credit or debit card at a Wawa convenience store or gas pump from March 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019.
What's Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have filed a class action lawsuit in the wake of the Wawa data breach.
What You Can Do
If you think your information was compromised as part of the Wawa data breach, fill out the form on this page to learn more about what you can do.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have filed a class action lawsuit against Wawa, Inc. on behalf of millions of consumers whose credit and debit card numbers were stolen by a computer hacker.
The hacker stole the credit and debit card numbers for transactions that took place from March 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019 at in-store terminals and gas pumps.
The cyber-attack involves card transactions at all or virtually all of Wawa’s 850 locations. Wawa operates convenience stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C.
What You Can Do
Attorneys are seeking “Class Representatives” to serve as additional plaintiffs in the class action. Class Representatives are individuals who are named in the lawsuit and who pursue the litigation on behalf of the class (the millions of consumers affected by the breach). The Class Representatives’ facts serve as an illustration of how typical class members were affected by the breach. Their presence in the case also triggers the law of their particular state, which helps the overall litigation. In general, the more Class Representatives there are, the stronger the case becomes.
Attorneys are most interested in Class Representatives who meet both of the following requirements:
Used a credit or debit card at any Wawa location from March 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019; and
Experienced a subsequent fraudulent transaction on the same card.
If you meet both of these criteria and are interested in serving as a Class Representative, please fill out the contact form on this page.
About the Data Breach
The breach involved “payment card information including credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names on payment cards,” according to Wawa’s announcement.
Risks to Consumers
Armed with the stolen information, data thieves can make fraudulent purchases on victims’ cards.
As a result of the breach, Wawa customers have been exposed to a heightened risk of fraud and must now closely monitor their credit and debit card accounts to guard against unauthorized purchases.
Consumers might also incur out-of-pocket costs for purchasing credit monitoring services, credit freezes, credit reports, or other protective measures to detect identity theft.
About Data Breach Class Actions
Data breach class actions typically seek: (i) compensation for out-of-pocket losses and time spent responding to the breach; (ii) credit monitoring and identity theft insurance for several years; and (iii) substantial improvements to the defendant’s data security procedures.