A few years ago I mentioned here that a class action lawsuit Ross vs. American Express sought and obtained damages on behalf of a class of claimants that had incurred foreign transaction fees in a period during the 90's and early this decade. I'd made claims totaling thousands of dollars. Today I received a check for $274.35 with an explanation that the total of the claims (over 10 million or like 4% of the US Population) exceeded the amount of the settlement fund.
But here's the good news, it seems that Mastercard, Visa & Dinners Club have settled in a separate FX Damages action. Yes, your favorite banks to hate: BOA, Chase, Citibank, HSBC are all involved. website: www.ccfsettlement.com
So of the $13.875 left with a potential 10 million claimants, my part is like $1.38. I'm all for ideas on how to spend my anticipated windfall....???
Moderators, what does this have to do with hobbying? You should have seen my charge card bills for hotels, food and drink in Montreal, Toronto & London. I'm assuming many other US Hobbiests have similar charges. Damn, no charges for escorts on there though....LOL
Those of you who did file claims, the check's in the mail!!