How to Replace a Credit Card Receipt

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With the increased risk of identity theft, you can never be too careful when handling your personal financial information. The FTC requires that companies now truncate the numbers on a credit card receipt to help protect consumer's personal information. This may lead to being a little less careful about keeping track of your receipts, but sometimes you need a receipt for proof of purchase. If you used your card, then getting a copy of the receipt or other form of proof should be no problem. Companies are required to keep track of all transactions, so just follow the paper trail.

  • Check your bank statement online or at a bank to get the exact amount and day the charge was made. Print this out for confirmation. Usually this is enough to serve as proof of purchase.

  • Call the company from which you purchased goods or services and ask for a copy of your receipt. They should be able to search through their paperwork and get the original receipt and either reprint it or send you a fax.

  • Call the company headquarters to get a copy if the store no longer has the receipt on hand. Businesses are required to keep paperwork for credit card transactions, so be persistent.

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