Can you trust that email?

Posted at 6:46 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 09:47:32-04

As far as I am concerned, no email is to be trusted. 

So when viewer Bobbi let me me know she got an email claiming that she might qualify for some cash in a class action lawsuit, I had my doubts.

It was sent from "Discover Settlement Claims Administrator" and says that she is entitled to up to $50 if she received certain phone calls from Discover Card.

In an email Bobbi writes "I don' t know whether it is legitimate or not" and "if it is legitimate how do I prove I got these robocalls?"

An email out of the blue offering you money is good reason to be suspicious.

But it turns out the information is this one is real.

There is a settlement involving Discover. 

The email shows that the case is filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and that's where we found it.

The email also includes a link to a website about the lawsuit but I never recommend clicking links.

Instead we typed in the web address directly into the browser. We were taken to a website with corresponding information, court documents, claim deadlines and contact information for the attorney's handling the case.

We also found the website was created by a court appointed administrator whose information is located at the bottom of the page.

If you get a similar email don't click the links.  Instead run a Google search for the name of the lawsuit and contact the attorneys listed as handling the case.