Class Sues St. Louis Area Transit Agency

     ST. LOUIS (CN) – A class action claims that Metro, St. Louis’ public transportation agency, exposes customers to identity theft by printing credit cards’ expiration dates on receipts, along with the cards’ final four numbers.
     Named plaintiffs Nancy Albright and Sarah Rodhouse sued the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, better known as Metro, in City Court.
     They claim Metro printed the expiration date of their credit cards on receipts, in violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, or FACTA.
     They say Metro did it this year, almost 5 years after FACTA required merchants to leave such information off of receipts.
     Identity thieves need just a credit card number and the card’s expiration date to commit identity theft, the plaintiffs say. Metro also prints the last four numbers of their credit card on the receipt.
     They seek class damages for FACTA violations.
     They are represented by Matthew Armstrong.

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