Classmates.com To Pay $300K In Settlement With DC

11:20 AM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
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WASHIGNTON (WUSA9) -- According to D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan, a social networking website has agreed to improve disclosures to D.C. residents and pay $300,000.

The District was investigating after Classmates.com allegedly sent email that misrepresented information that people who residents knew were trying to contact them through the website, according to Nathan. According to allegations, Classmates.com forced residents to buy Classmates memberships and failed to clearly notify residents that their memberships would be automatically renewed if they didn't end their subscriptions.

According to Nathan, Classmates.com has agreed to clarify in their emails that residents are not necessarily being sought by people they know and will clearly state that memberships automatically renew, as well as provide automatic-renewel reminder notices.

The $300,000 payment is for the cost of the investigation and attorneys' fees, according to Nathan.

 

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