ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man claims that he has been placed at a heightened risk of identity theft because more than five digits of his credit card number were printed on receipts from a gas station chain.
Michael Coleman filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on July 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Exxon Mobil Corp., Reeves Boomland Inc. and Bi-State Southern Oil Co. citing the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff visited a Reeves' location to purchase gas on May 15 and used his Speedpass, which was linked to his credit card account. He alleges that his receipt included the first six and last four digits of his credit card number in violation of the FACTA. He also alleges receipts from visits on May 20, June 6, June 12, June 21 and other occasions also had 10 digits of his credit card number.
The plaintiff holds Exxon Mobil Corp., Reeves Boomland Inc., and Bi-State Southern Oil Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly include more than five digits of the plaintiff's card number on the electronically printed receipts they issue.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks adjudge the defendants, enjoin the defendants, statutory damages in the amount up to $1,000 per violation, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Anthony LaCroix of LaCroix Law Firm LLC in Kansas City, Missouri and James L. Davidson of Greenwald Davidson PLLC in Boca Raton, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri case number 1:17-cv-00119-SNLJ