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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
How to Get a $25 Zoom “Refund”
December 1, 2021
The holiday season is upon us. Want to get something “extra” in your stocking? If you had a Zoom subscription between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021 you can file a claim to get some money back. Motherboard reported that a class action settlement will return some money to Zoom users. Apparently, Zoom was sending private information to Facebook even if you don’t have a Facebook account. Some users received an email with the announcement.
“If you are a Class Member who paid for a Zoom Meetings App subscription, between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021, you are eligible to file a claim for $25 or 15% of the money you paid to Zoom for the core subscription (i.e., not including optional add on features/support that customers may add to their subscriptions) during that time, whichever is greater. For example, if you spent $75 on a Zoom Meetings App subscription during the relevant time period, 15% of $75 is $11.25. Because $11.25 is less than $25, your claim will be treated as a claim for $25.”
You can still file a claim if you didn’t get the email or a claim number. Details about the settlement can be found at ZoomMeetingsClassAction.com. To submit a claim, just fill out the form. You have to complete the form by March 5, 2022. The final approval hearing isn’t scheduled until April 7, 2022, so it will be a while before you get your refund. As usual, the lawyers make out pretty well and are seeking up to 25% of the settlement, which works out to $21,250,000. Not a bad pay day.