I recently received an email from Halvorson regarding the lawsuit with Talentbin that I'm entitled to a settlement. I have to submit a claim or if I want to exclude myself I also have to write a letter to them. However, I don't know if this is a scam or not. A quick Google and I found this http://www.classactionrebates.com/settlements/talentbin/

I don't know anything about the lawsuit.

They also mentioned this in the email.

If you don’t exclude yourself, you may object to the Settlement or to the request for fees and costs by Class Counsel.

The reason I'm concerned is because even I want to get the settlement or exclude I have to submit my personal identification which I don't want to do.

How do I make sure that this is legit and not a scam?

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    It includes a court case number which you could look up on the court's online records system (for some courts there is a fee for this). Feb 20 '17 at 18:49
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    The court should be identified in the notice and finding its phone number on google should be easy. Call the clerk of that court to see if a real class action settlement notice was issued as claim.
    – ohwilleke
    Feb 21 '17 at 17:53
  • I looked at the long claim version and it says "Note: Do not call or write the Court or the Court Clerk’s office for more information." halvorsonsettlement.com/pdf/Notice.pdf And I couldn't find any information about the court.
    – toy
    Feb 26 '17 at 1:10
  • I too received this e-mail and was suspicious because it's hard for me to imagine being a member of this class. That said, it appears to be legitimate. In addition to the steps outlined above by M. Morebucks, I read the long-form notice and called the toll-free number listed in the e-mail. Both appear to be exactly what I'd expect (having worked on several class-action lawsuits and be a party in several more).
    – Jon Austin
    May 25 '17 at 17:45
  • I got notification on this today, and while I agree it all looks legit, I am somewhat concerned that this was my first notice and that Exclusions must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 10, 2017. I will ignore it (as on top of it I am moving back to Europe in a few weeks), but it didn't make sense to me that I was notified so late in the game, without a real option to exclude myself from it. May 25 '17 at 19:28

You rightly went to http://www.classactionrebates.com/settlements/talentbin/ which is a reliable source. I would say it was a safe site.

A quick search found this court document: https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar_case?case=5778378514805192456&q=Halvorson+v.+TalentBin,+Inc.&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_vis=1

which proves the existence of the case.

I would say everything is legitimate


I received an email too. I'm pretty sure it's legit. Here is the process I went through:

  • I carefully read the email looking for grammar/spelling mistakes
  • Was the language used simple or complex? Lawyers are always very complex and specific.
  • Googled Halvorson v. TalentBin, Inc. to look for a reference to the actual case. That brought me here where Shazamo Morebucks has provided the reference.
  • I did not click on any links until I reached this point.
  • As I submitted my claim they didn't need any sensitive information like my social security number or birth date.

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