Is Everi Facta Settlement a Scam?

The Everi Facta Settlement, or Every Facta Settlement as some persons call it, is not a scam. Everi has agreed to pay $14 million to resolve claims that they printed too much information on debit card receipts in violation of federal law. The settlement benefits consumers who received credit or debit card receipts from Everi which contained four digits in a field labeled “BIN” between Feb. 16, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2019.

Is Everi Facta Settlement a Scam?

Plaintiffs in the Everi class action lawsuit challenged the company’s practices of printing information on credit and debit card receipts. Allegedly, Everi printed both the first and last four digits of the payment card number – more than the information allowed under federal law.

“The printing of the receipt invaded Plaintiffs’ privacy as it disclosed her private card account information to the casino employee who handed her the receipt on Defendant’s behalf and additionally was likely exposed, on information and belief, to other patrons and/or surveillance cameras recording high-definition video footage of the point-of-sale at which such receipt was provided to Plaintiff,” the Everi debit card receipts class action lawsuit contended.

According to the Everi class action, the company’s actions violated the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). FACTA standardizes the amount of information that venders can include on electronically printed receipts in order to protect Americans from identity theft.

Under FACTA, electronically printed credit and debit card receipts can include only the last five digits of a payment card number. No information about the card’s expiration date can be printed on a receipt. Violations of these regulations could result in legal damages of up to $1,000.

Plaintiffs in the Everi class action lawsuit argued that the company knew the requirements of FACTA but chose to print too much information on credit and debit card receipts. As a result, plaintiffs and other consumers were allegedly exposed to the risk of identity theft.

Everi has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to resolve the claims against them by funding a settlement of $14 million.

Under the terms of the settlement, Class Members can recover cash payments estimated to be between $40 and $60. Payment amounts will be distributed on a proportional basis but will depend on the number of claims filed and the net settlement fund after deductions of fees, expenses, and service awards.

In order to benefit from the Everi debit card receipts class action settlement, Class Members must file a valid claim form by Feb. 1, 2021. No proof of purchase is required to benefit from the settlement.

Class Members who received a claim number and confirmation code via mail or email can submit a claim form online. Individuals who didn’t receive these via personalized notice or who can’t find their notice can print a claim form from the settlement website, fill it out, and mail it to the settlement administrator.

The deadline for exclusion and objection is Oct. 19, 2020. The final approval hearing for the Everi debit card receipts settlement is scheduled for Nov. 30, 2020.

Who’s Eligible

Individuals who received credit or debit card receipts from Everi which contained four digits in a field labeled “BIN” between Feb. 16, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2019.

Potential Award

Payments between $40 and $60.

Payment amounts will be distributed on a proportional basis but will depend on the number of claims filed and the net settlement fund after deductions of fees, expenses, and service awards.

Proof of Purchase


Claim Form


Class Members can update their claim forms on the settlement website before the claim deadline.

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Donahue, et al. v. Everi Holdings Inc., et al., Case No. 2018-CH-15419, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Final Hearing


Settlement Website

Claims Administrator

Everi FACTA Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Class Counsel

Frank S. Hedin


Scott D. Owens


Defense Counsel

Sara F. Holladay-Tobias
Emily Y. Rottmann
David L. Hartsell

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April 19, 2021 at 7:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Washoe, Reno, Nevada, United States

Just got my settlement check. $39.60

I'm not gonna retire but I'm gonna buy dinner.

Worth the effort.


September 13, 2020 at 12:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Martinsville, Virginia, United States

Card as in postcard with a claim number on confirmation # with a lawsuit from Illinois but sent from Pennsylvania...of course is a scam. the6res not even a phone number on mine...just email 😂


September 11, 2020 at 11:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Westcliffe, Colorado, United States

I do believe it is a scam. I tried to submit claim and it keeps saying not a valid claim # or Confirmation code #. Please call us to confirm. RIGHT so they can get more valuable information.


April 19, 2021 at 7:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Washoe, Reno, Nevada, United States

Not a scam you are paranoid.


September 9, 2020 at 10:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

my husband was sent a card, he thought it was a scam & threw out the claim notification card.


April 19, 2021 at 7:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Washoe, Reno, Nevada, United States

Your husband must start the bbq with ten dollar bills


September 9, 2020 at 2:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

I think it is a scam, I got a card too.


September 9, 2020 at 7:25 PM by info

No, it is not a scam.


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Is Everi Facta Settlement a Scam?