On Your Side: Free Money

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

News 12 at 6, December 31, 2007

We've got something that just might catch your attention: free money. And 12 On Your Side has the info you need to know so you can get your share.

We probably all could use a little extra cash this time of year to pay off all of those holiday bills. And now, you can get it. The only catch is that you had to travel overseas in the past 10 years and use your Visa, MasterCard or Diner's Club card there.

Some of you may have already received a notice about this in the mail, but many more of you may be eligible even if you haven't received a notice.

Here's the deal: there is a class-action lawsuit against Visa, MasterCard and Diner's Club. The lawsuit is aimed at how those companies set fees for overseas transactions.

So, if you traveled overseas between February 1st, 1996 and November 8th, 2006, you may be eligible for a refund of sorts.

The standard amount will be $25, but if you fit some of the other criteria listed, you could get back a lot more.

If you haven't received a notice in the mail, you can go online to see if you are eligible. Just click on the link below to get started.

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  • by marianne Location: evans on Jan 9, 2008 at 06:43 AM
    Would you do a story on a broken home builder contract (we broke it because Castleberry downsized my husband out of a job after moving us here 6 months ago) when our new home was almost complete. The builder said they'd only let us out (even though they knew our financial situation and that we couldn't get a loan unemployed) if they got to keep all our money we paid them so far for escrow and upgrades $45K. We had no choice. They said if the house sat for a year unsold it would cost them money. Well the home sold before we were supposed to even close on it this month so they lost nothing and it sold for the upgraded price meaning ethically they are accepting money from two families for the same housing costs. They know we have two homes for sale in OH that won't sell and we will be taking huge financial losses there and can't even pay the mortgages there. They are rolling around in the profit from the new sale and our 45K. Legally no case, ethically they should be held accountabe
  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Jan 2, 2008 at 07:05 AM
    It's called "CCF Settlement" and it's under "Related Links".
  • by ron Location: augusta on Jan 1, 2008 at 07:32 AM
    Which link?? There are 6 links listed below the statement??
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