Class Action FTF refund

Got a surprise in the mail today....
After almost ten years of waiting, I finally received my refund for that foreign transaction fee class action suit against the credit card companies a while back. A whopping $8.23! The drink (singular) is on me! The odd thing is that the refund is from American Express. I've never had an American Express card my life:)

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4515 posts

Who's the lucky boy, then? Does that count as taxable income?

Posted by Rosalyn
1416 posts

Ha, ha, I got $9.74; but maybe that's because I actually have an Amex card.

Posted by Angela
Chicago/Rural WI
811 posts

My husband and I each got one a couple weeks ago for $8.23. He has an Amex but I don't, so the whole thing was perplexing to us, too. The website listed on the check answered some questions, though. Anyway, if you are ever in Chicago we will buy you a drink (we'll have to combine our checks) or you could visit us up in Wisconsin, where each check will allow for 2 drinks. Gotta love rural life... Cheers!

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
12685 posts

I actually got two - one for $8.xx and the other was about $45. I had written it off as never coming. Another month I would not have received it. My mail forwarding order expires in August.

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
8335 posts

Yep, I got the $8.00-ish one, and one for $25 awhile back.

Posted by Swan
Napa, CA
3082 posts

I've never had an AmEx account. I received two checks this year for $7.50 and $10.20. If it has been 10 years, that's too far back for me to remember much. I used to use credit cards (Capitol One) in Europe, so maybe it's based on that. I didn't notice who issued the checks.

Posted by Galen
Dallas, United States
462 posts

Me too. Its been several weeks, but the 8.23 sounds about right. It was from AmEx and we do have an AmEx card. Funny thing is, I don't believe we've ever used the AmEx overseas; too expensive! I guess that was what the refund was all about.

Posted by Angela
Chicago/Rural WI
811 posts

Here's the website that is listed on the checks we received, in case anyone is interested in how this all came to be. Visa and MC were involved somehow, too, but who really cares, we're all rich now:

Posted by Robert
700 posts

I got $8.23 also, but I can't find a place here where I can get a decent glass of wine for that amount. I had filled out a form so long ago I had forgotten about it. And while I haven't had any AMEX card, I checked the class action web site and saw that other financial entities were defendants in related cases.

Posted by Laura
Virginia, USA
3255 posts

I got one too a few weeks ago ... about $36 ... that will definitely cover a couple of drinks.

Posted by Lisa
Lansing, MI, USA
85 posts

I got $8.23, too. The same week, a friend of mine (who has never, ever set foot outside the US) got one too. She has ordered books from the UK a couple of times, so we figured that was the reason. The ATM rejected my check. I had to go inside the credit union to have a teller okay it.

Posted by Carroll
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1456 posts

I got a check for $8.23 yesterday. I have a vague memory of filling something out years ago. I'm thinking I can probably find a suitable bottle of wine for $8.23 to celebrate. Or a couple of bottles of Belgian beer.

Posted by Kim
988 posts

I got some $92! And I have never had an Amex card either. But I got a bigger amount, $400 or $500, three or four years ago from the bigger settlement (the time to turn in the amounts came at a time when I was jobless and could do the research on every last penny I'd charged overseas, which also included a big chunk of time I was living overseas). Don't know what this last "bonus" is, but I'll take it. Will feed my U.S. Kindle habit!