Reunion.com lawsuit may be on the horizon
You agree to let Reunion.com access your email address book, thinking that you're going to have an opportunity to decide who gets invited and who doesn't. Instead, Reunion.com immediately sends an email to everyone in your address book. How embarrassing to have business contacts receive an email that you were looking for them on a high school reunion website! What about an ex-boyfriend receiving this email? Or a potential employer?
I've read comments from consumers all over the internet who fell victim to this scam. But now justice may be served as a law firm in San Francisco is investigating the case for possible legal action.Kronenberger Burgoyne, LLP is looking for consumers who have been victims of the Reunion.com scam. Specifically, they want:
- Copies of emails that were sent by Reunion.com to your address book or contact list
- Details about whether or not you had an opportunity to control who was emailed
- What was stated on the site when you signed up
- Details about what happened after you signed up
From everything I've seen, it doesn't look like Reunion.com has stopped this practice of emailing your entire address book, even in light of the publicity the issue has received. Apparently, there's a lot of money to be made this way, and the incentive to stop upsetting consumers is too low.
If you've been wronged by Reunion.com and have evidence of what happened, you can contact the law firm directly.
Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.