How many of us have gotten the same email from Classmates.com? “6 Classmates are Looking for You!” – “See Who has Visited your Profile!”
Well, according to a lawsuit brought by Anthony Michaels against Classmates, the online reunion giant is lying.
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on October 30th, alleges that after Anthony Michaels registered for a free Classmates account in December of last year, Classmates.com sent Michaels email telling him that “former classmates of his were viewing his profile, leaving messages, and/or trying to contact him through www.Classmates.com.”
Of course, to see who is looking for you or viewing your profile at Classmates.com, you have to upgrade from a free membership to the paid “Gold Membership.”
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However, says the lawsuit, upon logging into the paid Gold Membership, Michaels “discovered that in fact no former classmate of his had tried to contact him or view his profile.”
Further, “Of those www.classmates.com users who were characterized, designated and/or identified by [Classmates] as members who viewed [Michaels’] profile, none were former classmates of Plaintiff or persons familiar with or known to Plaintiff for that matter.” (Emphasis ours.)
The lawsuit is positioned to be a class action suit. So, if you have ever found yourself in this same situation with Classmates.com, you may want to contact the attorneys who are handling the case: Brian Kabateck and Richard Kellner, at Kabateck Brown Kellner, 213-217-5000.
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