Breathing in the last 20 years? Here's a $75 million class-action lawsuit that might interest you...


I just signed up to be on a game show. Or it feels like it, anyway.

Less than an hour ago, I happened to be reading the AARP Bulletin, which has a story this week about a $75 million class action lawsuit settlement with TransUnion, one of the three major credit-reporting bureaus. If you took out a loan within the last 20 years, opened up any sort of line of credit, got a car loan or took out a mortgage -- in other words, if you're over the age of 18 and breathing -- you're probably eligible to get something out of this.

Apparently, TransUnion violated a bunch of laws by selling private consumer information for marketing purposes, so look, if you want something for free and a chance to stick it to The Man, here's what you do. Either call 1-866-416-3470 where you can register your information, or go to and fill out your information; mailing address, phone number, email... Hey, how do we know TransUnion won't use all of this new information for more marketing purposes?

(I'm just kidding. I'm sure it won't. Still, the irony is kind of funny.)