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Old 11-14-2008, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Los Angeles, CA (AHN) - A social networking website that connects classmates has been sued for consumer fraud by a subscriber who learned no former classmates were looking for him as the site had claimed.

Anthony Michaels of San Diego, California filed the class action suit before a state court on Oct. 30 claiming the site's owners, Classmates Media Corp. and United Online based in Woodland Hills, misled him into subscribing and paying a $15 membership fee because he was told that old classmates were looking for him.

Classmates.com Sued After User Failed To See Old Classmates | AHN | November 14, 2008 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7013008675 - broken link)
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Well, yahoo to that .. I got so many emails saying someone was looking for me so I'd go to classmates.com only to get the message "but ya gotta pay us first before you can find out whom" ... ah nope not doing that -- what I did instead was put classmates.com on my blocked email list.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I'll second that. Classmates.com kept doing that to me when I put up a barebones profile to try to look for a friend. The site is nothing but a moneygrabber. Hope they get the pants sued off them.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Yep, I agree. It is just another rip-off ! I keep getting the same messages, after I subscribed to their site years ago. I have never paid them anything, and will not!
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:23 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Just got one of their notifications today that 6 people had signed my guestbook. I'll continue to ignore them.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I paid around 35 dollars so I could use their email service to connect with somebody I wanted to talk to. I'm married to her, now, so I figured it was worth it. But yeah, I always wondered about those messages. I didn't want to pay to find out.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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though there are many spam messages, i get in touched with some school freinds via classmate. it cost me more than $30

http://tinyurl.com/bnw9st (broken link)
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Texas
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At the time, I was able to freely browse the site and also post messages on the bulletin board. They've changed their policies so much it's hard to know what you can and can't do, depending on what month it is. I think sites like Facebook (is that what it's called?) and others are probably hurting Classmates.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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First off, the guy suing Classmates.com is a verifiable imbecile. Anyone with the intelligence of a snowpea knows that those messages are bogus.

Having said that, I can say that Classmates is just a money hog now. We used them in '77 for our 30 year reunion but that really didn't help us find anyone. Classmates.com is basically useless.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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WHY... would anyone PAY for your services/website, Classmates.com, when there are so many FREE Social Networking Websites and easier ways for Classmates to contact one another? I'm sure you make a great deal of money with your website, but couldn't you be making MORE with the proper advertisers, etc if your site was FREE to browse, etc. to get more people to visit and promote your site?!? ~hmmmm, I'm not a business major, but I thought it would be common sense. Thanks for being another pillar of the billions of other pillars on the Wide World Web.
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