Have You Gotten Your Settlement Check from "Classmates.com®?"
Yesterday I received an email of a legal document explaining that I have a settlement coming to me from a class action suit against Classmates.com®.
This highly-questionable company has been accused of a number of bad practices, including their method of sending out misleading emails.
You have probably gotten one of these in the past. It suggests that a fellow high school graduate is looking to find you and the only way you could find out who it is, is by upgrading your free subscription to a paid one. They have even gone so far as to invent actual "messages" from old high school friends that were absolutely phony.
Well, a number of people have discovered that these mystery classmates did not really exist. And, two of them brought a lawsuit that has successfully led to a conclusion.
What exactly are "victims" of Classmates.com® entitled to?
The payouts are small by any standards. As a member or former member of Classmates.com®, you are entitled to a discount of $2 off of their membership or $3 cash. Although the payments are meager, their entire payout is going to be something like $9.5 million, just enough to teach them a lesson.
I have other issues with this company like the way they broadcast personal information about you - like the year you graduated from high school - without your permission. I have not read a complaint about that yet, but it may be coming.
If I really had an inclination to get in touch with someone from high school, I think there would probably be a better way to do it than through this shady company and their aggressive tactics.
Copyright 2010 "Have You Gotten Your Settlement Check from "Classmates.com®?""
Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel - (508) 881-6230