Is Bought Milk Settlement Email a Scam? Class Action Payment

Is Bought Milk Settlement Email a Scam? Class Action Payment

If you have received an email about the Bought Milk Settlement and is not sure if it is a scam or not, go to Bought Milk's legit website located at www.boughtmilk.com for information. You may be eligible for a payment from a settlement reached with defendants National Milk Producers Federation, aka Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Land O’Lakes, Inc., Dairylea Cooperative Inc., and Agri-Mark, Inc. to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit pending before Judge Jeffrey White in federal court.

This antitrust lawsuit alleges a nationwide conspiracy by CWT and its members to limit the production of raw farm milk by prematurely slaughtering cows, in order to illegally increase the price of milk and other fresh milk products. Defendants deny any wrongdoing or liability for the claims alleged.

This antitrust lawsuit has already been certified by the Court as a class action. In a class action, one or more individuals, called named plaintiffs, file suit on behalf of others with similar claims, called the class or class members. These named plaintiffs represent and act on behalf of the class. You are a class member if you purchased milk or other fresh milk products (including cream, half & half, yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, or sour cream) while a resident of Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin during the period of 2003 to the present for your own use and not for resale.

The Court has ordered that this notice be published to inform you of the settlement and your rights in the litigation. This notice is not an expression by the Court of any opinion as to the merits of any of the claims or defenses asserted by either side in this lawsuit. Read on for more information on your options, including how to claim your cash payment.

How much will my payment be?

The Fresh Milk Products Price-fixing Class Action payout amounts have been finalized. We received more claims than anticipated, which lowered the expected payout amounts on a fixed settlement fund. Individuals will receive $7.51, and entities will be receiving $210.28.

Any remaining funds may be distributed in a second round using efficient digital payments methods with a fixed dollar amount, based on triggering purchases of milk or fresh milk products in the relevant states, or, depending on the funds remaining, distributed to the Attorneys General for the class jurisdictions for use in prosecuting consumer antitrust claims. Under no circumstances will the money go back to the defendants.

What do I have to do to get my payment?

File a claim online or by mail by January 31, 2017. The simple online claim form only takes less than 1 minute for most individuals. Claims may be submitted online at www.BoughtMilk.com or by mail to Fresh Milk Products Antitrust Litigation, PO Box 43430, Providence RI 02940-3430.

For more information, please go to www.boughtmilk.com

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  • September 3, 2022 at 12:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    It's a joke can't even login in for balance after signing up and numerous times

  • March 11, 2022 at 12:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Dimondale, Michigan, United States

    I recently received an email about a virtual Mastercard. This is the first I have heard about this. I have no ideal on how to activate or use it. This does sound like another scam. How can you use it, if you don’t know anything about it.

    • May 21, 2022 at 6:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      I wonder if anyone has ever been successful redeeming this virtual card? I've tried it on Amazon and obviously it didn't cover the cost of the item so it was charged to my normal payment card. Who ever designed this method of payment probably doesn't expect the payment to be received.

  • March 7, 2022 at 12:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

    Tried using mine, it will not work, and they will charge me If I don't use It. Not happy

    • March 9, 2022 at 5:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

      Same happened to me. When I emailed about it I have never recieved any kind of reply

  • March 4, 2022 at 9:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I got an email saying they are going to charge fees for a card I never received

  • March 3, 2022 at 7:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

    I have yet to receive my card that was to be sent within 4-6 weeks? Is there more than this coming to us? What is taking so long to obtain.

    • June 15, 2022 at 4:31 PM by an anonymous user from: Troy, Michigan, United States

      Check your email

  • January 26, 2022 at 3:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    I never got a payment. This is a scam.

    • February 27, 2022 at 4:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion County, Woodburn, Oregon, United States

      I remember getting a notification in my email that my settlement was 7.00 dollars applied to a Mastercard. I just laughed and forgot about it. Now I'm receiving an email that says if I don't use the Mastercard at least once a year, I will be fined.

      I tried calling them, but it's impossible to talk to anyone. I think you were lucky to never have heard from them. I'm calling the Oregon Attorney General"s Office tomorrow.

      • March 14, 2022 at 12:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

        Just curious If you contacted an Attorney? Having the same problem.

    • February 26, 2022 at 10:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Roseburg, Oregon, United States

      I agree it is a scam. I received an email saying I should use my digital Mastercard before I get an inactivity fee on it! Wait & see I guess….

      • February 26, 2022 at 11:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Clara, Mountain View, California, United States

        I got the same email today. now I am thinking they gonna want social security number and what not to get it canceled or whatever.

  • January 24, 2022 at 5:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    Hello, we are DigitalPay, the payment service provider for the BoughtMilk settlement case. Please be assured payments are legitimate, not a scam.

    The final distribution of the BoughtMilk settlement funds was recently sent out from BoughtMilk@hawkmarketplace.com. We understand some payees experienced difficulty in activating and using their virtual Mastercard. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience.

    <<< If you have any issues activating or using your payment, PLEASE CALL CARDHOLDER SERVICES AT: 833-249-7650 >>>

    For all other inquiries, please contact customer service at support@payments.boughtmilk.com.

    Unfortunately, DigitalPay does NOT have the ability to service cards or answer inquiries directly since the payments have already been issued. We appreciate your patience.

  • January 19, 2022 at 11:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Lacrosse, Washington, United States

    I have the card on my phone but there is no money on it.

    • January 22, 2022 at 4:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Calaveras County, Copperopolis, California, United States

      That happened to me as well. It was there when I checked, then gone the next day.

  • January 14, 2022 at 6:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Juneau, Wisconsin, United States

    I was able to add the virtual debit to my wallet on my iPhone, then use to pay with Apple Pay. Hope this helps some of you... maybe Android phones have something similar?

    • January 16, 2022 at 2:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Wright Area, Santa Rosa, California, United States

      Did you get a pin? Apple pay asks me for a pin.

    • January 16, 2022 at 2:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Wright Area, Santa Rosa, California, United States

      Did you get a pin number? When I try to use the card on apple pay, it asks for a pin that I don't have.

      • March 28, 2022 at 2:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

        I'm having the same issue, same thing with the zip code some places ask for...

  • January 12, 2022 at 10:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Germantown, Maryland, United States

    I keep trying to redeem the code at myprepaidcenter.com, and every single time I do the stupid test to prove I'm a human, I see this error: "Oops. There's an error on our side. Please try again soon". I've been trying every day since I got the email. Was hoping to have some extra funds, but seems not going to happen.

    • January 15, 2022 at 2:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

      You're right I've had the same problem and now I've lost the email that got me to the site where I was claiming my settlement

    • January 14, 2022 at 8:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

      Call the phone number

  • January 12, 2022 at 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from: San Luis Obispo, California, United States

    I just tried to use the $18.90 that is supposed to be on this pre-paid MasterCard and it won't work. It appears there are no funds tied to the card number I was provided.

    • January 15, 2022 at 2:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

      The bought milk settlement is a hoax when I tried to claim mine it started out at $18 and drop down to $2 so I didn't go any further it's a scam

    • January 13, 2022 at 3:47 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      same with me. Amazon says NO funds

  • January 10, 2022 at 5:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    I agree that this is a scam. I myself have not been able to use my card. It tells me there’s no funds available even though my card says I have $18.90 on it.

    • January 15, 2022 at 2:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

      Yep that's the way they scan Mia I was excited to think I was getting the $18 so I saved it online I wanted to use it I'm fine so it wouldn't keep depreciating the 1890 down to $2 but somehow nothing works the whole thing's a scam

    • January 12, 2022 at 9:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

      this must be why, when I tried to use it it had disappeared!

  • January 9, 2022 at 1:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

    Must be a scam. Mine for 18.90 does not work, and I copy/pasted this from their email when I sent them a reply. Fix bounced or rejected emails

    For a number of reasons, recipients’ email servers can reject emails that you send. Gmail returns a message reflecting the response provided by the recipient’s server.

    Below, find common error messages that you might encounter. Understand why your message bounced and how to fix the problem.

    Interpret common bounce replies

    "The email account that you tried to reach" does not exist

    "Message flagged as spam" or "Message temporarily rejected"

    "Recipient server did not accept our requests"

  • January 8, 2022 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from: Tyler, Texas, United States

    Send me a preloaded gift card, you don't need all my information, stop s******g us around.

  • January 8, 2022 at 11:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Strum, Village of, Wisconsin, United States

    I got an email from BoughtMilk@hawkmarketplace.com While the settlement is likely legit, I believe this one is a scam.

  • January 8, 2022 at 7:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

    I also received an email this morning about the same as above stating a virtual payment of $18.90...SCAM or Not?

  • January 8, 2022 at 12:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Detroit, Michigan, United States

    Received an email saying I get a virtual debit card for $7.51. Received another saying I received an additional $21m00. No clue where this alleged card is it how to use it. Sure walks and talks like a big scam.

    • January 8, 2022 at 8:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

      I got this too, for 18.90, can't tell if it's legit.

  • January 7, 2022 at 11:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

    Mine didn’t work tried many times!

    • January 9, 2022 at 1:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

      Mine for 18.90 did not work either. Called that card company and they said they activated it. They didn't ask for any personal information, and I would not offer any anyways. Tried using it at amazon and it does not work at all Scam?

  • January 7, 2022 at 7:54 AM by an anonymous user from: Monroe, Louisiana, United States

    It smell another lawsuit! Fees?...AND what are they going to do with our information? I want to cancel this card...how?

  • January 6, 2022 at 6:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

    This stinks to high Heaven. Quit d*****g people around and send them a damned per-loaded gift card.

  • January 6, 2022 at 8:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Marion County, Woodburn, Oregon, United States

    what bs, second round payoff link looks like a hassle on purpose

  • January 5, 2022 at 10:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Detroit, Michigan, United States

    This virtual card is useless. Nobody will honor this information.

  • November 30, 2021 at 6:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

    No one will take my virtual card. So it is useless.

  • November 30, 2021 at 2:45 AM by an anonymous user from: San Diego, California, United States

    I don't suggest putting it on a virtual card if there are fees. Redeem it as a gift card on Amazon and it immediately credits your account.

    • January 6, 2022 at 7:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion County, Woodburn, Oregon, United States

      did that on the first round, but the second round doesn't give the option.

    • December 18, 2021 at 3:56 PM by an anonymous user from: San Bernardino, Hesperia, California, United States

      Thanks for the idea. This is what finally worked for me. I was ready to give up!

  • November 30, 2021 at 2:44 AM by an anonymous user from: San Diego, California, United States

    No, it's legit. I heard people have problems putting it on Target or prepaid cards. I just opted for credit to my Amazon card and got $7.51 applied directly to my account. :)

  • November 29, 2021 at 9:20 AM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Scam? If I read the disclosures correctly they will charge you $5.95 per month for inactivity on the virtual card?

    • January 6, 2022 at 4:35 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      yeah if u dont use it in a year! thats ok by me

  • October 27, 2021 at 12:19 PM by an anonymous user from: Oakland, Troy, Michigan, United States

    this is a joke I tried 16 times to get a virtual card they give u password that is always ivva .lid talked to a rep didn't do a bit of good .got an email saying this has been resolved. yea right I still don't have my 7.51

  • October 23, 2021 at 6:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Bucks, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

    Yes it is a scam, they ask for info to receive a payment, then they confirm the payment has been sent, then you never receive it.

    • January 6, 2022 at 4:36 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      its not a scam thats a false statement

  • October 21, 2021 at 2:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Fresno High-Roeding, Fresno, California, United States

    I signed up for the credit to be put on a card. Can I back out and ask for a target gift card instead?

    • October 22, 2021 at 11:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Grand Traverse, Traverse City, Michigan, United States

      Really! I did the same as they made it sound like one would receive a REAL debit card. That is until afyter one made the selection. Then it turns into a "virtual" debit card which can only be used online. This virtual debit card is c**p. You lose money unless you can make a online payment exactly match the balance. Most, if not all online retailers will not accept two forms of payment on a purchase so you can't share the cost between cards. Anyone interested in a possible class action lawsuit against the plaintiffs in the BS?

      • January 12, 2022 at 4:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Lee County, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

        I think this second payment is only for getting your info. The payment for the first payment was simple and it worked. There is some kind of trick with this way of sending payment. I don't think it will work. Another lawsuit should be started for what they are doing, I'm in!

      • January 7, 2022 at 9:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Evansville, Indiana, United States

        I’m down! This is horse S%^T

      • December 14, 2021 at 6:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Huron, South Dakota, United States

        So very true. I thought I was getting a regular debit card like Blue Cross Blue Shield send out. I don't shop on line and if you read what it says about the card it could cost you $5 if you use it. So out of your $7 you will loose $5. It's a scam.

      • November 10, 2021 at 5:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

        Yes, I'm in on your class action

      • November 9, 2021 at 1:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Turner, Ashburn, Georgia, United States

        You can venmo a trusted friend and have them Zelle the cash back to your na bank account.

  • October 17, 2021 at 5:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    Printed my Safeway $7.51 coupon but Safeway’s checkout scanner didn’t recognize it.

  • October 16, 2021 at 3:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    May not be a scam but it's a sham I got my email today I followed the instructions and and ended up with a digital MasterCard that can only be used at a scan and pay location that means I can't use it online at Walmart or Amazon or ebay or places like that, and if I want a plastic card sent to me they want to take $3 off my settlement.

    • December 14, 2021 at 6:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Huron, South Dakota, United States

      same thing I got. Tried again and they wanted to give me one to use on-line. I don't shop on line nor did I like what I read about using it. I agree it's a scam and a rip-off. This company should be sued for misleading people.

    • October 17, 2021 at 11:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Huron, South Dakota, United States

      For sure. It's a big joke and they're trying to take you. RUN it's not worth it.

  • October 15, 2021 at 10:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Huron, South Dakota, United States

    Followed the directions & to continue they want a personal info. Contrac says something about having to be a member F/2 months, charge is $5 p/month. If that's the cast not worth a $7.51 pymt. Has to be used on-line. I don't shop on-line. BIG SCAM.

  • October 11, 2021 at 9:09 AM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    It is real. I forgot all about this but I did register in 2017 and selected a Target gift card for the $7.51 owed. It's a digital card they email to you

    • November 10, 2021 at 5:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

      Did Target honor the value of your virtual card?

      • January 4, 2022 at 10:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Irvine, California, United States

        Bought a Target gift card. No issues.

  • October 11, 2021 at 12:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Irvine, California, United States

    I recevied email, and at first it seems like a phishing email. It maybe real.

  • October 10, 2021 at 12:01 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    It’s real. It’s not a scam. For those of you that don’t read here is the link to explain why your payout link didn’t work

  • October 10, 2021 at 9:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    This is true. I got the email; followed the directions, received my payment and have spent most of the money!

  • October 9, 2021 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Chelan County, Leavenworth, Washington, United States

    It's a scam. I got the email but the gift card website does not work.

    • October 10, 2021 at 11:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

      This is not a scam. You have to go to the websites from a computer not your iPhone.

      • October 22, 2021 at 11:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Grand Traverse, Traverse City, Michigan, United States

        Actually. Depending on when this person first tried, their accusation may be a valid assumption. The website had issues at first. It took three days from the day I first tried before I could successfully register and receive the payment.

  • October 7, 2021 at 11:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Riverside, California, United States

    However, this is a scam because I never added myself to the claimant so I would've never got an email from the true boughtmilk.com so I'm not even eligible. Per the boughtmilk.com website the claim period already expired.

  • October 3, 2021 at 6:54 AM by an anonymous user from: Sorrento Valley, San Diego, California, United States

    If this is against someone who produces raw milk, then I choose not to believe it. Always in the past 50-60 years government authorities have caused problems for those trying to produce a healthy product. You can take your money and your lawsuit and shove them.

  • October 1, 2021 at 3:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Dupont Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    Is this a scam or legitimate

  • October 1, 2021 at 3:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Dupont Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    Is this a scam or am I entitled to money

    • October 4, 2021 at 7:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

      Read the article.

      • October 5, 2021 at 8:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Smith County, Tyler, Texas, United States

        I did read the article and it is giving conflicting information. It states if I have recently received an email I may be entitled to money. In order to find out if I am entitled to the $7.51 I need to then go to a website and file a claim by 2017...

        • October 10, 2021 at 11:55 AM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

          You had to file the claim in 2017. In September of 2021 they sent and email saying in October you will get your payment. Check your spam for. Boughtmilk settlement. Then in October you get and email which you have to choose how you want your $7 and change . Then you will get another email about 2 days latert with the link for your card. You have to use a computer not your iPhone to claim the payment or put your phone in desktop mode or it to work . It’s simple. It’s not a scam you just have to follow the directions

          • November 30, 2021 at 6:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

            I have not been able to use my virtual card anywhere.

            • December 13, 2021 at 3:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

              Same here, the virtual card is useless on all website I tried.

  • September 14, 2021 at 3:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Hillsborough County, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

    Just got this today. I would say that time has run out. 9-14-21

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