Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2007]
I received an "official looking" packet in the mail detailing how I can get $25 back in some type of civil law suit against credit card companies. They refer to the web site above for any questions.
All I have to do at the end of the packet is provide my credit card # and bank and they will take care of figuring out how much I get back.
Did not see this on your web site. I strongly suspect it's a hoax. Fits in with anyone asking crazy information like that.
Origins: In 2006, a $336 million settlement was announced in a
Beginning in November 2007, some
Customers have three refund options to choose from: a simple $25 refund, a "total estimation refund" of 1% of estimated foreign transaction activity, or an "annual estimation refund" of
American Express is not part of this settlement, as a separate case against that company is still pending.
|$25 Credit Card Refund Isn't a Scam
Powell, Eileen Alt. "30 Million May Share Cards' Foreign-Exchange Settlement." USA Today. 7 December 2007.