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Checkmate vs. Yahoo! Class Action Settlement..Legit?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by WebDivx, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hey everyone. I recieved an e-mail from "checkmatesettlement@dm-4.com" .

    It had something about CHECKMATE STRATEGIC GROUP, INC.(Plaintiff), vs. YAHOO! INC., (Defendants). is this legit?

    I can post the e-mail I recieved... its pretty long.

    Here is an excerpt from it:

    Anyone else get this e-mail? What does it mean?
     
    WebDivx, Aug 15, 2006 IP
  2. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    Yes, I got it too. Looks like a class action lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo! for charging for fraudulent clicks. It's about time, too. Paid advertising on Yahoo! is the worst converting marketing that I have ever tried.
     
    ViciousSummer, Aug 15, 2006 IP
  3. 1EightT

    1EightT Guest

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    #3
    there was another post about this somewhere. I'm starting to think it's legit
     
    1EightT, Aug 15, 2006 IP
  4. AfterHim.com

    AfterHim.com Peon

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    #4
    I got it too...looks more legit than a Nigerian scam...I assumed they wanted my bank account info...so I went ahead and sent it.
     
    AfterHim.com, Aug 15, 2006 IP
  5. 1EightT

    1EightT Guest

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    i'm surprised they didn't send it via regular mail. I don't know if they can take legal documents online???
     
    1EightT, Aug 15, 2006 IP
  6. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    I'm sure notices will be sent in the mail as well.
     
    ViciousSummer, Aug 15, 2006 IP
  7. SkiRat44

    SkiRat44 Peon

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    #7
    I wonder what kind of company this is that is suing them?
     
    SkiRat44, Aug 15, 2006 IP
  8. WebDivx

    WebDivx Peon

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    #8
    they are like an asset search management company
     
    WebDivx, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  9. brenda

    brenda Peon

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    #9
    Does this 'Code § 17200' applies on Y! Search submit
     
    brenda, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  10. nevetS

    nevetS Evolving Dragon

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    #10
    I got the email too - in two locations, one of which was never tied to an Overture account so I'm skeptical... but the thing that I find really interesting is that the settlement accounts for paying the lawyers, but nothing of any sort goes to the class that they are representing.

    5 Million in legal fees and no payment to the victims?!?
     
    nevetS, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  11. clasione

    clasione Well-Known Member

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    #11
    Maybe they would like the domain name: ClassActionYahoo.com ------

    I want to see it get used for a good cause.....
     
    clasione, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  12. debunked

    debunked Prominent Member

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    #12
    Class action lawsuits make me sick because of this. They seem to just be easy money for lawyers using people.
     
    debunked, Aug 16, 2006 IP
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  13. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #13
    spam - spam -spam -spam!
     
    Crazy_Rob, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  14. thewindmaster

    thewindmaster The Man with the Plan

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    #14
    I am with Rob, I believe this email to be spam as well. It is unfortunate that spammers are getting so good that webmaster have to analyze whether a specific email is spam or not.
     
    thewindmaster, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  15. YahooSarah

    YahooSarah Peon

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    #15
    Hello All,

    I noticed there were some concerns on the boards as to whether or not the email notification around the Checkmate settlement is legit. It is in fact a legitimate notice and you should also be getting a notice via snail mail.

    If you have any questions call the number referenced in the notice or take a look at the announcement here: http://yhoo.client.shareholder.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=202354.

    Hope this clears things up for you.

    Best,

    YahooSarah
     
    YahooSarah, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  16. Chrisal67

    Chrisal67 Active Member

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    #16
    I would like to object just to the 5 mil lawyer fees.
     
    Chrisal67, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  17. debunked

    debunked Prominent Member

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    second message received tonight updating it.
     
    debunked, Aug 16, 2006 IP
  18. chops

    chops Active Member

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    #18
    This checkmate email has winged its way to the UK also.
    Let's see if it might make more than my adsense at the moment...
     
    chops, Aug 17, 2006 IP
  19. tbarr60

    tbarr60 Notable Member

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    #19
    I received the emails plus I received a letter in the mail today. I skimmed through it and saw the lawyers were taking something like a minimum of $5 million but no mention of how we plantiffs would be paid.

    I expect some people will cheat the system and expect Yahoo and others to make efforts to stop them and continually work on the system. I can't say I am enthused about suing a decent source of traffic and enriching greedy lawyers in the process that will likely net me $5 of the 5 million.
     
    tbarr60, Aug 17, 2006 IP
  20. sholiz

    sholiz Active Member

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    #20
    I recieved a letter in the mail today aswell, I think it's legit.

    I am worried, however, about Yahoo's privacy policy ... considering they got all of our emails, and some of our mailing addresses.
     
    sholiz, Aug 17, 2006 IP