In the next few weeks, over 1 million Oregonians will receive a check in the mail for
What is this check?
As part of a 2019 class action settlement, a jury and a court concluded that people who purchased gas at Oregon ARCO and am/pm stations and paid with a debit card between January 1, 2011 and August 30, 2013, were unfairly and illegally charged a debit card fee. Only those people who have been identified as members of the class action lawsuit Scharfstein v. BP West Coast Products LLC will receive a check. If you received the check, you are one of those members!
How Do I Cash It?
If you have a bank account—
All you have to do is cash or deposit the check at your bank like any other check.
If you don't have a bank account—
You can still cash this settlement check in the Portland area thanks to Beneficial State Bank.
Beneficial State Bank has offered to cash this settlement check at their five Oregon locations for people who do not have bank account. You will not be charged a fee, and you do not need to open an account to cash it.
When you visit the bank just present the check and a valid government-issued photo ID card. The name on the check must match the ID. And please remember to wear a face mask!