Hanson v. Google Settlement Fund - Anybody Else Get a Check?

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I have received several checks over the years from class action lawsuits that I did not know I was a part of. Usually, these checks are for three or four dollars. Today, I received a check for $100.48 from the Hanson v. Google Settlement Fund.

I will Google it in a bit, but right now I have no idea what the suit was about. I'm guessing it has to do with AdWords.

Anybody else get a check?
#check #fund #google #hanson #settlement
  • Yes. I bought a soda at Costco with it. :p

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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    It seems Howard Stern (the shock jock, not the lawyer) was also a plaintiff in the suit. I will use that from now on... I recently teamed up with Howard Stern and got a settlement from Google. Howard and I are close like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
      $20.50. After subtracting a spike in Adwords costs this month I'm about even. Shocking coincidence.

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    • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      It seems Howard Stern (the shock jock, not the lawyer) was also a plaintiff in the suit. I will use that from now on... I recently teamed up with Howard Stern and got a settlement from Google. Howard and I are close like that.
      That is awesome, I just had to say that. Not a big fan of Howard Stern, but this would be a great way to market yourself,
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  • Profile picture of the author SierraAcosta
    got mine also $57 for gas . lmao
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Loop
    They should send a check for the unreasonable Adwords account bans as well as terrible customer service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christophe Young
    Yes, I got mine for around eight dollars last week! It's almost not worth the effort to mail it to the bank.
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  • Profile picture of the author oniram
    I got one today for $4.00 for an adword acct I had 5 yrs ago. Hmmm
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Marantette
    Yes, I got a huge $1.57. It cost more to process, print, and sent the check.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaron_nimocks
    $19.63! Wooohooo

    Had to google it to find out if it was real or not.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I didn't get that one - but two weeks ago I got a check for $74.00 - from a suit I didn't know I was part of.
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      • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
        Yes, I got one for $26.55. I've also received sporadic checks over the past 2 or 3 years as a result of law suits I had no idea I was involved in. I remember one was for less than $1 - I think I tossed it. These days I seldom if ever go to the bank in person, and it would have cost me more than a dollar to drive there.
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  • Profile picture of the author davemiz
    just got it last week.

    love getting money back from google. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author TelZilla
    I got one for $9.29... still haven't decided whether or not I'm going to cash it or frame it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    I got one for $12.55....I intend to invest it all in Google stock, once I reach $586.00 saved for a single share!
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  • Profile picture of the author goldog
    I don't really use Adwords, but my brother a check...for a nickel :/
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    I got a whopping 53 cents. I'm going to try to not spend it all in one place.
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    • Profile picture of the author capitalalchemy
      Mine was $0.48

      I would much rather be unbanned from AdWords for unknowingly violating a fine print line in their policy.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by capitalalchemy View Post

        Mine was $0.48

        I would much rather be unbanned from AdWords for unknowingly violating a fine print line in their policy.

        Maybe people from Ohio just got screwed. Like our sports teams don't do that to us enough...
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      • Profile picture of the author dsp
        Originally Posted by capitalalchemy View Post

        Mine was $0.48

        I would much rather be unbanned from AdWords for unknowingly violating a fine print line in their policy.
        I agree and am now wondering if being unknownly involved in this settlement caused all the sudden bans. I have always been honest and the way Google just treated me and many others should be against the law. Rude beyond rude.
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        • Profile picture of the author valkerie
          Just under 10 bucks. Had to Google it to see if it was legit. Used Adwords ages ago. Just started using it again at the end of last month and you can bet I'll delete the campaign and ads once I run through the free Adwords voucher.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
            I got several of them collectively the added up to about $100.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Haha!! Got mine today. $1.20
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitestomp
    I got a check in the mail today as well. Really weird. Wasn't sure if it was legit or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberws
    I got 3 checks today for the magnificent total of $18.93. But hey, no complaints. Unexpected money is a nice treat.
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel2010
      I just got one and I searched before I deposit it. So looks like it is legitimate.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxPowers
    Got a check. Called a financial advisor to see what I should do. The call cost more than the check could cover and I get free calls.
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  • Profile picture of the author pixiesloveme
    Got mine today! $2.32
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    • Profile picture of the author cw1961
      Got one for 10.80 yesterday and thought now I know why they banned me last week!
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    I got mine on Monday and I think I've got you all beat....

    The total? A massive $0.39!

    Imagine rolling up to the bank and asking for a slip to deposit that bad boy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary D
    Hi guys,
    I saw the thread and could not resist.
    I think I tested the adwords many years ago for a few bucks. Only once. I didn't even know about this google action thing. I hate these class actions.

    I got a check, for $0.03

    MIne has to be the smallest one...I won't bother with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mda1125
    BOOM! I beat you...

    I got a check for $0.08 cents

    (it must be cashed in person)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary D
    The check came to my old address.
    On the back of the paper it says if you had a change of address please complete the address changed and mail back to ....so and so

    And guess what....I will have to put a postage stamp that cost is it $0.45, which is more than the check I received for $0.03?

    I mean....do they need my new address? I don't want to cash 0.03 dollar check. Do I have to cash this?
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  • Profile picture of the author jr1228
    Yes, I received $1.02. I'm not sure if I've ever received a check for so little, but hey... money is money!

    (edited to say: I guess $1.02 was a lot compared to some of the amounts you guys got!)
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  • Profile picture of the author cnymike
    Got my check today. $.72

    More of a nuisance than anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Flavinoid
    Just got mine.

    $0.02

    That's t-w-o c-e-n-t-s.

    Meanwhile, the lawyer that represented Hanson is enjoying his new yacht.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary D
      Hey Flav,
      you beat me LOL you got less then I did. LOL

      Originally Posted by Flavinoid View Post

      Just got mine.

      $0.02

      That's t-w-o c-e-n-t-s.

      Meanwhile, the lawyer that represented Hanson is enjoying his new yacht.
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  • Profile picture of the author redrabbitt67
    I got my check for $4.51, and I haven't used Adwords for years. I'm going to use mine to buy a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1byte
    Got mine yesterday for $1.99! I need some gas in my car, that should buy me about half a gallon or so.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Make sure you bank your checks
    not matter how insignificant the amount.

    $0.35 or $5.00 -- It doesn't matter.

    It's not the amount that matters. It's the principle.

    If you all toss your checks in the bin
    then Google wins out yet again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Miller
      Got my check today, not sure what I am going to do with it all! ....$0.19
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    • Profile picture of the author offrocker
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Make sure you bank your checks
      not matter how insignificant the amount.

      $0.35 or $5.00 -- It doesn't matter.

      It's not the amount that matters. It's the principle.

      If you all toss your checks in the bin
      then Google wins out yet again.
      Actually, the lawyer is probably who wins. The check is from the fund. I doubt Google gets a refund on uncashed checks.
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  • Profile picture of the author 80degreez
    Got a check the other day, $0.28
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I got one - it was under $20. last week I got a check in the mail for $100. from another suit I didn't know I was part of. At first I thought it was a scam but did some research and it was real.
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    • Profile picture of the author volit
      Mine should be significant. Problem is I have moved and my forwarding expired. Doubt I'll get it now. :/
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  • Profile picture of the author birddog200
    Mine was under a dollar. Now that's funny. I filed it in the trash can.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigG95
    Yep, $9.37, still don't know what for, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author noelj07
    I just got one last week for $0.08... seriously, its not worth the paper and postage it's printed on!
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Got one for a whopping 46 cents. Should buy me a half a pack of gum.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    I have received several checks over the years from class action lawsuits that I did not know I was a part of. Usually, these checks are for three or four dollars. Today, I received a check for $100.48 from the Hanson v. Google Settlement Fund.

    I will Google it in a bit, but right now I have no idea what the suit was about. I'm guessing it has to do with AdWords.

    Anybody else get a check?
    Yes, got actually 2 checks.

    I trashed them as I figured that it is some kind of sneaky
    trick. I did not hire these guys and did not sign anything
    so why would they send me money.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I got $1.90. What do you think I should buy with it?
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  • I got about 80 bucks, donated it to the local humane society.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trapped
      Originally Posted by Dragonfire Wealth View Post

      I got about 80 bucks, donated it to the local humane society.
      All of you that got the checks and acting like multimillionaire read that above..its a perfect example of "What should i do with this check"
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  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    Got a whopping $18.54 just the other day!

    Only $999,999,981.46 to go. Yeah booyyyeeeeeeeee! I'm on my way!
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    I just got a check last week for 48 cents! Oh yeah!
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