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Classmates.com sued for alleged false advertising

How many times have you received a message from classmates.com claiming that someone has sent you a message and in order to see that message, you must upgrade to the gold membership? One person did and has a filed a lawsuit against classmates.com, seeking class-action status, for alleged tricking people to upgrade from ‘free’ to ‘paid’ membership.

Who could resist such a temptation? Michaels couldn’t, and that’s why he finally paid up in hopes of reading all those messages that his classmates had been sending him. Upon doing so and logging in, however, he was greeted with crushing disappointment. Not a single message was waiting for him in his Classmates.com inbox, and none of the people who had been viewing his profile were anyone he knew or was familiar with.

Michaels was understandably irked, which is why he filed his lawsuit against the company at the end of October on behalf of himself and others who have subscribed because of these e-mails from Classmates.com. Michaels accuses the site is of intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, negligence, and fraudulent concealment. He also says that the site is in violation of the California Business and Professions Code.

Can I join the suit for not deleting my email address from their database, even if you click to remove my email address?