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You Could Be Owed Up to $60 From Ikea's Class Action Settlement

The Swedish furniture company has agreed to pay $24 million to settle claims it violated consumer protection laws.

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Ikea has agreed to a $24 million settlement to resolve claims it violated consumer privacy laws.

According to a 2019 class action lawsuit, the Swedish furniture company included more than the last five digits of customers' credit and debit card numbers on their printed receipts, a breach of the 2003 Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.

The slips included the cards' first six and last four digits, according to the plaintiffs, making customers more vulnerable to identity theft.

Ikea did not respond to a request for comment but, in filings, denied any wrongdoing.
Here's how to find out if you're eligible for money from the settlement, how much you could receive and how to file a claim. 

For more, find out what a class action settlement is.

Who is eligible for money from Ikea? 

If you shopped at Ikea between Oct. 18, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2019, and used a debit or credit card, you are considered part of the settlement class. 

How do I file a claim?

Many eligible customers received a postcard or email notice with a claim number. If you have a claim number, you file a claim online.
If you did not receive a notification, you can print out a personalized claim form and mail it to:
Richardson v. Ikea Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 6175
Novato CA 94948-6175.
All claims must be submitted or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 4, 2023. 

How much can I receive from Ikea?

The final payment amount for individuals in the settlement class will depend on the total number of valid claims submitted.
Based on a typical 5% to 10% response rate, though, the plaintiffs estimate claimants will receive between $30 and $60.