I just posted about the latest privacy suit filed against Classmates.com a few days ago and now news of this. The company is being forced to pay for its practices of enticing potential customers to sign up for a subscription to Classmates.com by telling them that a long lost schoolmate was trying to contact them only to find out after they had paid for membership, that there was no such interested person. The settlement has two parts: you get a two dollar credit to purchase further services or a renewal or a three dollar cash payout.
Not surprisingly, the company is not admitting any wrongdoing.
Coincidentally, the company’s president, Steven B. McArthur left the Classmates.com’s employment two weeks ago.