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Discussion in 'America the Beautiful' started by kmartinusa, Dec 4, 2007.

    Dec 4, 2007
  1. kmartinusa

    kmartinusa Dormant account

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    Under the Radar
    Hi Gang,

    I've gambled online since 1995. At first, I funded w/my credit card and switched to PayPal at some point.

    I've just gotten a letter from US District court in that I am eligible for settlement of a class action lawsuit that includes credit card customers who used their cards in 1996-2006 for overseas transactions. I'll get 1-3% back on all of my purchases.

    I'm trying to gather my statements from my CC company, but I can't remember when or why I switched to PayPal.

    Can anyone remember when CC funding became impractical?

    I might have switched to PayPal for the convienence of bank wires rather than checks, but it also could have been because I was forced to. I just don't remember. Anyone with a better memory for dates would help me to find the right statements.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  2. Dec 4, 2007
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Hi Kevin,

    I found this in the news archives:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/news/july.html#visa

    Unfortunately, the "news" section was started only a month before that - but this may give you an indication when CCs were no longer a good thing to use in the states.

    Nice memory jog :D
     
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  4. Dec 5, 2007
  5. kmartinusa

    kmartinusa Dormant account

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    Not that you need thanks, but there you go.

    Talk about all over it!

    Thanks, Bryan for the personal and incredibly quick response.

    Kevin
     
  6. Dec 5, 2007
  7. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    Devil's Advocate
    Location:
    Heaven
    Was this letter for all transactions in general? That's what it looks like - and if so I want one of those letters :)
     
  8. Dec 5, 2007
  9. mysticjoz

    mysticjoz Senior Member

    Occupation:
    disabled~ (still capable of being pretty darn stub
    Location:
    somewhere... over the rainbow!
    Me Too!! :D
     
  10. Dec 12, 2007
  11. Hihohiho0

    Hihohiho0 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    health care
    Location:
    central time
    Hi Guys: I recieved this letter as well.... the settlement is for people who traveled overseas or made transactions with overseas merchants and were charged an extra overseas fee by their bank credit card. You can opt in for a flat $25.00 - without giving any statements or you can opt-out. I'm choosing to opt out.. I don't want any part of this on my records...:eek2: this settlement still has to go before a judge. Of course this won't stop the banks from charging overseas transactions... that will probably take an act of congress!!! This is probably one of those class action cases only the lawyers really profit from...:rolleyes:
     
  12. Dec 16, 2007
  13. just play

    just play closed account

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    Director of Home Operations
    Location:
    USA

    My husband received one of these too.....I hope we don't have to mail anything back, we chucked it.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2007
  15. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

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    Call me paranoid, but it seems too good to be true....I think they're fishing for online gambling transactions....:p

    Funny how the dates coincide...isn't 96 shortly after the first online casinos popped up? And of course the UIGEA in 2006...
     
  16. Dec 19, 2007
  17. TxMyTx

    TxMyTx Dormant account

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    Texas
    Chunked mine, too

    Yep, got one, chunked it as I feel they are fishing. I hope the fish aren't biting!

    Notice they ask you explain what you spent the funds on with your international transaction. They can go fish all they want but I wouldn't chance giving them the knowledge of how we spend their ( lol ) money, as long as we pay them, it's none of their business....... TaaDaaaahhhh!
     
  18. Dec 19, 2007
  19. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    Retired
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    Call me paranoid all you want.........it does not feel prudent to give out this type of information. Seems like CCs are phishing for info they cannot otherwise obtain.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2007
  21. pacers31

    pacers31 Banned Used - Repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but if you participate in this, won't you be charging back the casinos you like to play at? Anyone who does this will probably be dropped by the casino involved I would imagine. Besides, we all speculate as to fairness with the online casinos. If we do something like this, aren't we in fact the ones cheating?? I haven't received this letter, but I sure as hell will toss it if I do.
     
  22. Dec 28, 2007
  23. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Location:
    Florida
    There was an article about this in the local newspaper about a week ago. A lot of people got the letters, smelled a scam, and apparently many called the government (whatever agency handles this type of thing) and their local media seeking answers.

    Bottom line is that it is legit. Do a news search of credit cards and foreign transactions (or something like that). There are many articles from local papers regarding it.

    You have 3 options:
    1) take a flat $25
    or 2) estimate how many days you were overseas and they will calculate a refund for you
    or 3) itemize all your overseas expenses

    It is very simple and you can choose option 1 or 2 online without any paperwork or hassles. You might need the original document to apply for the refund as it has your claim number on it.
     
  24. Dec 28, 2007
  25. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

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    My friend received paperwork for this, and from what he said, it was hardly worth filling out for the $25. He said it was like 10+ pages long.....:rolleyes:
     
  26. Dec 28, 2007
  27. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

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    Ever seen a class action lawsuit that was even worth reading the paperwork moreless filling it out. $25.00 is a big time compared to most like 5% off your next $15.00 purchase of a cell phone accessory. The couple of times the paperwork was pretty simple and I wasted 30 more:D minutes of my life, I never got the so called remedy anyway except iirc I did once get something like maybe $50 from Apple. Shareholder class action lawsuits remedies are the worst. It is almost impossible to supply all the documentation required so long after the fact (even when finacially I was due a few thousand here or there), I just trashed it.
     
  28. Dec 28, 2007
  29. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

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    Hell, I remember a few(couple?) years ago the RIAA(?) had to cough up $12(if I remember right) to everyone that bought (or claimed to have bought) a CD in the past X years prior to the judgement. All you had to do was fill out a few details on the website and you got the check within a few weeks. No complicated forms, nothing. You didn't even have to prove you even bought a CD.
     
  30. Dec 28, 2007
  31. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

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    Well, I stand corrected:D
     

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