Is FB internet Tracking Settlement a Scam Linked to fbinternettrackingsettlement com?

I received the "Facebook Class Action Settlement" or " Facebook internet Tracking Settlement" email below about a settlement between Facebook in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The email, which appears to be a scam, directed me to fbinternettrackingsettlement.com to file a claim in order to receive payment, but I want to know if the website is legit or not before I submit my personal information.

Is FB internet Tracking Settlement a Scam Linked to fbinternettrackingsettlement com?

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  • June 29, 2022 at 8:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Florida, United States

    Why are they asking for payment to file a claim?

    • June 29, 2022 at 1:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Fawn Creek Township, Ny, United States

      They aren't asking for payment. They are asking how you want your payment sent to you.

  • June 27, 2022 at 5:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Chelan County, Leavenworth, Washington, United States

    It's legit - the same link appears in several reputable sites (see below).

    https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2022-06-24/dicello-levitt-gutzler-facebook-users-may-be-eligible-for-a-payment-from-a-class-action-settlement

    https://dicellolevitt.com/facebook-to-pay-90-million-to-settle-decade-long-data-privacy-class-action/

    https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/open-lawsuit-settlements/facebook-external-site-user-tracking-90-class-action-settlement/

    https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/facebook-class-action-lawsuit-and-settlement-news/facebook-tracking-class-action-settled-for-90m/

  • June 26, 2022 at 7:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Lake Mills, Iowa, United States

    No, they settled the case:

    https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/open-lawsuit-settlements/facebook-external-site-user-tracking-90-class-action-settlement/

  • June 25, 2022 at 2:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Missouri, United States

    There was a Class Action Settlement for Illinois that was legit and Facebook settled but they didn't ask people for money. In my understanding, Class action settlements, don't ask people for money. I actual was part of a couple against vendors that I used (Godiva Chocolates was one) and a telecommunications company. They didn't ask me for money.

    • June 26, 2022 at 7:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Lake Mills, Iowa, United States

      They aren't asking for money

  • June 25, 2022 at 6:59 AM by an anonymous user from: 8e Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

    From a Reddit Thread:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Scams/comments/vg8m61/facebook_internet_tracking_litigation_email_legit/

    "I just spoke to one of the lawyers listed {David A. Straite : (646) 933-1000 ) who confirmed that the site (https://fbinternettrackingsettlement.com/) is legit. He is concerned about Internet schemes and appreciated my call."

  • June 24, 2022 at 10:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Covina, California, United States

    How do we know if stuff like this is real or a scam

  • June 23, 2022 at 7:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Florida, United States

    There was a real case, but it got dismissed in 2017. Here's the link: https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/california/candce/5:2012md02314/251223/148/

  • June 23, 2022 at 2:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Montserrat, Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires Autonomous City, Argentina

    I got the same email and I'm not even from United States, neither had Facebook on those days.

    It is a scam.

  • June 22, 2022 at 8:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Newnan, Georgia, United States

    You could just select pre paid mastercard to be on the safe side, just need to verify email address which they already have anyway?

  • June 21, 2022 at 8:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Anne Arundel County, Crownsville, Maryland, United States

    Normally to receive a settlement in any suit you have to have suffered: you lost money on stock XYZ in the expectation of the stock increasing in value but XYZ doctored its books so you lost; you were gulled into purchasing shares or goods that were not delivered or that then dropped precipitously in value; you were charged for goods or services you did not receive. What is supposedly at issue here? You clicked on a site that mimicked Facebook's logo. OK, it's not nice that someone forged or imitated a logo. But what damage did it do you? What right do you have to recovery? None, as far as this explanation goes.

    This has all the earmarks of a scam, of someone trying to take advantage of people who are themselves trying to claim funds to which they are not entitled. They probably ask for information that they are going to use to try to scam responders in some way. Maybe I'm wrong, but I wouldn't touch this.

  • June 21, 2022 at 7:31 PM by an anonymous user from: Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States

    Okay, I stupidly gave my info. Now what? :( how do I fix my mistake?!

    • June 22, 2022 at 2:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Bellflower, California, United States

      It's legit. https://buckleyfirm.com/sites/default/files/Buckley InfoBytes - In Re FACEBOOK INTERNET TRACKING LITIGATION - Memo in Support of Plaintiffs- 2022.02.14.pdf

      • June 22, 2022 at 3:43 PM by info

        We know the lawsuit is legit, but is the website legit? Scammers can easily setup fake websites and trick potential victims into visiting them and disclose their sensitive information.

    • June 21, 2022 at 7:46 PM by info

      If you gave sensitive financial information, contact your bank for help.

      If you gave personal information, just be careful going forward.

  • June 21, 2022 at 2:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Evansville, Indiana, United States

    FWIW after I visited the website I got a facebook password recovery code that I didn't request. Might be completely coincidental but I don't think so.

  • June 21, 2022 at 2:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Fulton County, Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

    It's a SCAM guys. Clicked the linked and my router diverted me away from the internet address stating it's a known link used for scamming customers out of personal info.

    Stay away from this.

    • June 21, 2022 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Bakersfield, California, United States

      Wow! In all, an appropriate $400.00 is not worth chancing identity theft.

      My eyes are open and I will pass on this one.

      Thanks for posting.

  • June 21, 2022 at 10:20 AM by an anonymous user from: West End, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    If this was a scam they likely wouldn't make you fill out a Notice ID and Confirmation number. This type of thing for class action law suits are usually real. You can google the case number here and research the details on it yourself - 5:12-MD-02314-EJD

    As for mail in check if you open your eyes there is a link to choose that and forgo any of the other options like one person already mentioned. I just filled this out, they only need name and address here, nothing scam worthy. This is legit.

    • June 23, 2022 at 1:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Chelan County, Leavenworth, Washington, United States

      That link was easy to overlook. Unlike sensitive Sally from Bakersfield, I appreciate your lack of sensitivity and telling me what's what. Quite frankly, I did need to open my eyes! Thanks.

      • June 25, 2022 at 4:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Sunbury Township, Budd, Illinois, United States

        I'm waiting to see. The info they asked for was pretty much out there any how and I clicked send a check. I got a verification email shortly after which I wouldn't expect if it was a scam. I guess we shall see. The did ask for two numbers from the original email that filled in some of the blanks to start with.

    • June 21, 2022 at 12:03 PM by an anonymous user from: Bakersfield, California, United States

      If you open your eyes...

      You definitely lack charm and should enroll in a sensitivity course.

  • June 21, 2022 at 6:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    There actually is an option to get a mailed check. The link is listed in small text right below the direct deposit button. I'm still waiting to see more news on it, but looks ok so far? I just got my $399 from the last Facebook settlement and honestly this looks very similar to the from I filled out for that.

    • June 21, 2022 at 12:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Bakersfield, California, United States

      Thank you. Very helpful information.

  • June 21, 2022 at 12:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Bakersfield, California, United States

    Email looks legitimate until you reach the payment options (i.e. prepaid MasterCard, PayPal, Direct Deposit, Venom and Zelle).

    No option given for mailing a check which is the standard form of payment in Class Action Lawsuits for meticulous court record keeping.

    All payment options require inputting personal data "upfront". Scam-scam-scam!

    • June 23, 2022 at 6:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

      There's an option for mailing a check, and for mailing in the settlement forms.

  • June 20, 2022 at 10:58 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion County, Woodburn, Oregon, United States

    I guarantee it's a scam. If you select Paypal as the method to pay you, they don't just ask for your Paypal ID, which is all anyone needs to send money - they want the email address or phone number you used to set up the account. And if you give them that, THEY use the lost password function which sends your phone a six digit security code. When you give THEM this code, it allows them to change your password and lock you out, then steal all the money on all your payment methods until you are totally drained!

    Not legit!

    • June 23, 2022 at 10:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

      You have the right level of suspicion but actually you are confused here, the code comes from the site itself and not paypal. So you are confirming what *THEY* send you and not paypal. The only info they get is your paypal email.

      • June 26, 2022 at 2:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Menteng, Jakarta, JABODETABEK, Indonesia

        Received this:

        "Dear XXXXXX,

        You have successfully submitted a Claim Form on June 25, 2022 at 07:13:14 A.M. Pacific Time.

        YOUR CLAIM DETAILS

        Submitted Claim ID: FBMXXXXXX

        Confirmation Code: 37XXXXXXXXXXX

        You will need the above Submitted Claim ID and Confirmation Code if you would like to edit your Claim at a later time.

        NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION

        First Name: XXXX

        Last Name: XXXXXXXXXXX

        Street Address: XXXXXXX XX Street

        City: Newark

        State: DE

        Zip Code: 19716

        Country: USA

        Current Phone Number: XXXXXXXX

        Email Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX@ymail.com

        ADDITIONAL FIELDS

        Did you reside in the United States between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011?: Yes

        Do you currently have a Facebook account?: Yes

        Payment Method: PayPal

        Facebook Username 1: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

        Signature: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

        Date: 6/25/2022 22:12:39

        If you have any questions regarding your Claim, please provide the Submitted Claim ID listed above and email us at: info@FBInternetTrackingSettlement.com.

        Thank You,

        Administrator

        Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation

        www.FBInternetTrackingSettlement.com"

  • June 20, 2022 at 2:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

    I received the same email and I am wondering the same thing

  • June 20, 2022 at 2:23 PM by info

    The website looks legit, but I do not know why they make it so hard for people to find information about it.

    I found a few articles from reputable news websites about the litigation, but none has a link to fbinternettrackingsettlement.com.

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