Safeway to Pay $20M Settlement for FACTA Violation
Safeway has agreed to pay a $20 million settlement over claims that it violated the the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). Plaintiff alleges Safeway printed receipts for credit or debit card transactions at its gas stations that displayed the first six (6) and the last four (4) digits of the debit or credit card number
The Safeway grocery stores did not print this violative information, and this settlement is limited to transactions at Safeway’s gas stations only.
Safeway denies allegations and denies any wrongdoing whatsoever. The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiff or Safeway. Instead, both sides agreed to this Settlement. That way, they avoid the risk and cost of a trial, and the Settlement Class Members will receive compensation.
If you received an email or postcard describing this Settlement, it is because records of Safeway indicate that you may be a member of the Settlement Class in this action. The Settlement Class is defined as:
- All persons in the United States who, between September 12, 2017 and February 26, 2019 engaged in one or more transactions using a debit card or credit card at any Safeway fuel location, and was thereupon provided an electronically printed receipt displaying the first six (6) and the last four (4) digits of the credit or debit card number used in connection with such transaction(s).
It is important to note that the Safeway fuel locations were not printing the allegedly violative receipts during the entire period between September 12, 2017 and February 26, 2019. Therefore, just because you were provided with a receipt for a credit or debit card transaction at a Safeway fuel station during the class period, it does not necessarily mean that you are a Settlement Class Member.
The Claims Administrator will check the written information you provide on the Claim Form against transaction data of Safeway. If the information does not match, you will not be a Settlement Class Member and are not entitled to any relief.
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Safeway will pay $20,000,000 into a fund, which will cover:
- payments to Settlement Class Members who submit timely and valid Claim Forms;
- an award of attorneys’ fees to Class Counsel;
- Class Counsel’s reasonable expenses;
- an Incentive Payment to Plaintiff, as approved by the Court; and
- the costs of notice and administration of the Settlement.
To receive a payment, you must submit a Claim Form by April 4, 2022. If you have a Claim ID number, Claim Forms may be submitted by mail to Martin v. Safeway Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 43051, Providence, RI 02940-3051, or through the settlement website by clicking HERE or by calling 1-844-926-1533. You need a claim code which was provided through an email or postcard.