Scam or real? Unsolicited check arrives in Valley mailboxes

PHOENIX - The ABC15 Investigators are always warning about cashing unsolicited checks you get in the mail.

That's why Diane Jenkins thought "scam" when she received a check in the mail recently.

She says the check looked funny. It says "Foreign Currency Fee Litigation Settlement Fund" and is written for $18.04.

Diane lives in Sun City; her sister in Washington State also received the check.

The checks came from Huntington National Bank and believe it or not, we found these checks are real.

They are the result of a class action lawsuit settlement.

The suit alleges Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club conspired to set transaction fees in foreign currencies from February 1, 1996 to November 8th, 2006.

Diane and her husband Glenn were in New Zealand back in 2000.

Turns out Diane and others who got the checks may have also forgotten they checked off a form accepting their claim to the lawsuit.

If you received a check, learn more about the settlement.

You can go to Topclassactions.com to look up any class action lawsuit.

Email me with any consumer scam you see or go to my ABC15 Facebook page.

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