BELLEVILLE – A customer has filed a class action lawsuit against The Body Shop for allegedly disregarding consumer protection statutes by listing extended credit card numbers on receipts.
Henry Lee, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Oct. 17 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Buth-Na-Bodhaige Inc., doing business as The Body Shop, and Does 1-10, citing the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) or Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 7, 2015, he used his American Express credit card to make a purchase at the defendant's location in New York City and claims that his computer-generated cash register receipt listed 10 digits of his credit card number. The suit states that FACTA requires that no more than five digits of a card should be printed on a receipt.
Lee claims there are at least 7,282 individuals living in Illinois who are members of the alleged class and that 44 of them live in St. Clair County.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for statutory damages of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000 per violation, attorney's fees, costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper, including pre and post-judgment interest and punitive damages.
Thomas W. Hayde of Spencer Fane LLP in St. Louis represents Lee.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-604