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That $13 million settlement email you got? It's real and you could be in line for a payout

That $13 million settlement email you got? It's real and you could be in line for a payout

How many emails a day do you get from LinkedIn? The social network constantly sends out job listings and career advice, so it's easy to quickly delete these emails without a second glance.

Whether you're job searching or not, if you received an email from the social network claiming that you might be owed money from a $13 million settlement, you might want to go back and take another look at it. It's not a scam.

Sent out last Friday, October 2, the email let users know about the trouble with its "Add Connections" feature. With "Add Connections" when other LinkedIn users want to connect, you will get an email. If you don't connect right away, you'll receive another email, and another.

Turns out that enough users were furious about the number of emails LinkedIn sends and now the company has agreed to pay out $13 million and another $3.25 million in legal fees. And, if enough users file claims, another $750,000 will be added to the collective pot.

How can you find out if you're entitled to part of this settlement? For starters, you need to be a LinkedIn member anywhere from Sept. 17, 2011, to Oct. 31, 2014, and used the "Add Contacts" feature.

For everything else, there's a settlement website you can check out and see the details of the criteria and submit your claim. You will also need the ID number sent to you in the email. Claims can be filed until December 14.

For everything else, stay tuned to Komando.com for the latest on this story as it breaks.

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Source: Quartz
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