Did you fall victim to a money scam perpetrated through Western Union that involved scammers requesting money transfers to help family members in need or to claim false job opportunities or prizes? You may be eligible to receive a partial refund of the amount lost due to the fraud, which occurred over a period of 13 years between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017. The deadline to claim your refund is February 12, 2018.
If you or a loved one developed cancer after working on a railroad for more than five years, you may have a legal claim. It has come to light that railroad products still contain a chemical called Benzene that was banned from the United States over 20 years ago. Cancers linked to Benzene exposure include Lung, Bladder, Colon, Kidney, Esophageal, Rectal, Laryngeal, Stomach and Throat Cancer. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Mesothelioma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and Leukemia
The makers of KT Tape have agreed to pay $1.75 million to resolve allegations that the product was falsely advertised as being able to prevent injuries and provide pain relief. If you purchased kinesiology tape sold under the brand name KT Tape at any time between October 30, 2011 and November 3, 2017 for personal use, you may be eligible to receive a refund worth up to 50 percent of the full retail price. No proof of purchase is required for claiming the first package of KT Tape. The claim filing deadline is June 6, 2018.
Pre-pay your medical expenses
If you pre-pay any medical expenses you know you will have or pay off existing medical expenses, you can write them off. According to Hockensmith, this could be especially beneficial if federal tax reform removes the ability to deduct medical expenses in 2018.
Did you receive an unwanted text from Uber in the past 7 years? You may be eligible to claim money from a $20 million class action settlement over claims the ridesharing service violated the law by sending text messages to persons who had not consented to receive them. The amount from the Uber text spam settlement will depend on how many people file timely and valid claims, so it cannot be determined at this time. However, we have seen other text spam class action settlements pay out as much as $25, $50, $100 or more.
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a class action settlement resolving allegations that it deceptively labeled its Aveeno Active Naturals products as “natural,” even though they contain synthetic ingredients. If you purchased certain Aveeno Active Naturals products -- including cleanser, body wash, lotion, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, and more -- between May 7, 2007 through June 13, 2017, you may be eligible to claim $2.50 per covered product. Claims without proof of purchase will be capped at $50. The deadline is February 4, 2018.
Gun manufacturer Forjas Taurus SA has reached a class action settlement with gun owners who claim their Taurus-branded firearms were made with defective safeties that are capable of firing when dropped, even if the safety is locked. If you own one of the select Taurus-branded guns, you may be eligible to receive between $31 to $200 cash (depending on how many valid claims are filed), free safety training, and an enhanced warranty.