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Class Action Defense Issues–Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act

Class Action Defense Attorneys Urged to Advise Clients about FACTA Requirements

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), enacted by Congress to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act, will become effective in only a matter of days. FACTA requires that credit card receipts provided to customers be modified so that the credit card number shown on the receipt is truncated and so that the expiration date is omitted. Defense attorneys and in-house counsel are encouraged to ensure compliance with FACTA; the author predicts class action lawsuits will be filed alleging FACTA violations within months of its effective date.