Walgreens Gift Cards Theft of Value Class Action

Gift cards or stored-value cards have been growing in popularity over the past decade, but they have also been growing as a source of fraud. Walgreen Co. makes gift cards under its own name and for third parties. The complaint alleges that Walgreen failed to take adequate steps to prevent fraud and tampering with cards,  Read more

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Target Sale of Previously-Accessed iTunes Gift Cards Class Action

How would you like to buy a number of Apple iTunes gift cards, load $1,000 onto them, and then discover that someone else has simply drained that money from them? That’s what happened to Shukai Chen, one of the plaintiffs in this class action. The complaint alleges that Target sells the gift cards, knowing full  Read more

An Apple iTunes Gift Card

Apple Gift Cards Value Redeemed Before Purchase Class Action

Companies have been sued recently for the sales of gift cards whose values are easily stolen, so that those buying the cards lose whatever money they have spent on them. In this case, the parties being sued are Apple, Inc. and Apple Value Services, LLC, for Apple gift cards whose personal identification numbers (PINs) are  Read more

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Apple Claims Helplessness in iTunes Gift Card Scam Class Action

The complaint for this class action highlights a scam perpetrated through purchases of Apple iTunes gift cards. The complaint alleges that scammers are taking advantage of consumers, particularly of older people. (The plaintiffs in this case are between 55 and 71 years old.) Apple portrays itself as helpless to do anything about the scam, but  Read more

An Apple iTunes Gift Card

Walmart Compromised Gift Cards California Class Action

How would you feel if you spent $1,000 on prepaid cards, only to find out that their value had already been spent? How would you feel if this fraud was known, but no one had done anything to stop it? The complaint for this class action alleges that Walmart, Inc., Green Dot Corporation, and Green  Read more

A Walmart Visa Gift Card

Walmart Stolen Gift Card PINs Cost Customers Money Class Action

Walmart sells gift cards that can be loaded with a specific value and used to buy items at its stores. Unfortunately, scammers have found a way to rob customers of the cards’ value. The complaint for this class action holds responsible Walmart, Inc., Walmart Stores of Arkansas, LLC, Walmart Stores East, LP, saying that many  Read more

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REI Dividend Gift Cards Early Expiration EFTA, Washington Class Action

An amendment to the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) aims to protect the value of gift cards offered by retailers. The complaint for this class action alleges that Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) violates EFTA and the state of Washington’s unfair business practices laws because of the early expiration dates on its gift cards.  Read more

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Sleepy’s Gift Card Massachusetts Settlement

Sleepy’s, LLC and CMC Acquisition Corp., doing business as Capital Marketing Concepts, Inc., have agreed to settle a class action involving Sleepy’s gift cards. The cards were offered for promotional purposes as part of certain qualifying purchases made at retail locations in Massachusetts or online for delivery in Massachusetts. The complaint claimed that Sleepy’s did  Read more

MGM Resorts International and Costco Gift Card Settlement

MGM Resorts International and Costco are settling a class action alleging that the companies violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act as well as state laws by charging inactivity fees on their gift cards.   Read more

Investigation of Fitness Session Series with Short Expiration Dates

Did you ever buy too many fitness sessions, or a fitness studio gift card for a friend, and find they’ve expired before they can be used? If you live in California or Florida, and you’ve bought fitness session series or fitness session gift cards with short expiration dates, we’d like to hear from you. The  Read more