Class action settlements could mean money for you

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 00:39:33-04

Spirit Airlines is known for low base prices and a lot of extras you can buy, like paying for checked baggage or getting a premium seat.

And if you used a credit card at an airport kiosk to buy them, a class action settlement could mean up to $1,000 for you.

The allegation is that receipts had too many digits of the card number. Government rules that no more than five can be listed. They want to make sure consumers aren't at risk for losing sensitive data

Scott Hardy with said the lawsuit settlement is for incidents after August 29, 2012.

Another settlement involves customers calling into CitiBank.

"You know, you call to 800 numbers, it says calls can be recorded for quality control. In this case, that wasn't on there," hardy says that's the allegation.

The company is accused of not informing customers that they were being recorded, which would be a privacy violation.

There's a small window-- parts of April and May of 2013. But a it's big settlement: between $350 and $2,500 each.

Did you get an auto loan through Westlake Financial Services, and get a robocall on your cellphone in 2012 or 2013? The lawsuit says that violates the law. The settlement could put $150 back in your pocket.
Finally, if you didn't get a match from the dating site "It's Just Lunch," there could be a explanation according to the lawsuit.

"The class action alleges they were ignoring your preferences and what you were asking for," Hardy said.

A lawsuit also alleges matches weren't made by professionals, but by employees with no training.

If you joined the site after October of 2001, the settlement means a $450 voucher with the company to try it again, or you can give the voucher away.

None of the businesses admit any wrong doing.

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