San Francisco, CA: Southwest Airlines is facing a potential class action lawsuit over allegations it violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) by printing the expiration date of customers’ credit and debit cards on receipts.
In the lawsuit, Miller v. Southwest Airlines Co., Case No. 12-cv-05978, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, lead plaintiff Robert Miller alleges the airline has been violating FACTA since at least October 2007. Miller first noticed the violation in October 2012 after using a credit/debit card to purchase a ticket from Southwest and saw his card’s expiration date on the receipt.
FACTA prohibits merchants from printing more than the last 5 digits of the card number or the expiration date on any electronically printed sales receipts. Violating FACTA carries a penalty of between $100 and $1,000 per violation.
The Southwest Airlines FACTA class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all US persons who, within the past five years, were provided an electronically printed receipt at the point of sale or transaction with Southwest Airlines on which the expiration date of their credit or debit card was printed.