ABC's 10 News San Diego claims that, as a result of a class-action lawsuit, I'm eligible for a refund of "between $45 and $70" for a class action lawsuit over milk purchases.
They recommend that I go to this website to register for payout. However, looking through the information on this website, it appears that the articles actually linked on these pages... don't seem to indicate that "BoughtMilk.com" is the correct place to register in the class action lawsuit.
For example, the site links out to this page, a Huffington Post article about this class action. But the article doesn't link back to BoughtMilk, which makes me suspicious about the site's origins and the way it pushes you to believe it's real and that this is free money.
This is ringing all sorts of "too good to be true" alarms in my head.
Before I give my personal information to a mysterious website for a vaguely-described lawsuit, my questions are these:
- Is it actually true that there exists a formal class-action lawsuit against the California dairy industry?
- Is the estimated payout of "between $45 and $70" accurate? Where did this number come from? Who's claiming this?
- Is the site "BoughtMilk.com" the correct place to register with this lawsuit, supposing it's real? How do I verify it?