Washington, DC asked in Consumer Law for Maryland

Q: Can someone please explain this case number I received on a post card and what my next steps should be?

Case No. STK-CV-UBT-2016-11712

I tried to research it but was unable to get any information.

Thanks!!

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1 Lawyer Answer

Adam Savett

Answered
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Allentown, PA

A: It is a case in California state court involving alleged violations of of a federal law, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). FACTA was enacted to address the problem of identify theft by putting certain protections into place. Specifically, FACTA prohibits the printing of more than the last 5 digits on a credit card receipt and prohibits printing an expiration date on a credit card receipt.

The case alleges that Party City printed receipts between March 1, 2016 and Nov. 2, 2016 which supposedly had full American Express expiration dates printed on them, in violation of FACTA.

The attorneys representing consumers in the Party City case are Gaines & Gaines, APLC and Chant & Company.

The postcard should outline what your options are and provide you with deadlines for doing so.

Best of luck.

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