Foreign exchange class action settlement
Did you travel overseas between 1996 and 2006? Or, did you charge anything on a credit or debit card in a foreign currency? If so, be sure to claim your share of a class action settlement over allegations that credit card companies conspired to set and conceal the fees they charged for foreign transactions.
This one is real, folks--not a scam.
To see the gory details, and to file your claim, check out the Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litigation website:
Your main options:
- If you had at least one foreign transaction, but spent less than a week overseas, you can file for a $25 "easy refund."
- If you spent more than a week, or had foreign transactions of more than $2,500, you can get a "total estimation refund," based on a rough estimate of how many days you were overseas and what kinds of travel you did.
- If you have pretty good records of how much you spent overseas during that decade, you can provide the details and get back 1% to 3% of your foreign charges.
You've got until May 30th, 2008 to file your claim.
There's no way to be sure how much money you'll get--the refunds come from a limited pool, and if lots of people claim shares there'll be less to go around. But that's no reason not to claim your share.