Class Act Lawsuit Building Against Social Gaming Moneymakers


The firestorm around scam deals in social networking games continues after TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington exposed the shady side of the industry two weeks ago during the Virtual Goods Conference in San Francisco.

Today, the legal firm of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP announced that it is investigating several complaints from users of social networking games. Those complaints run from offers that tie game players to deals or contracts with other companies in exchange for in-game virtual cash to hidden charges made on credit and debit accounts.

While the release from the legal firm doesn't say class action lawsuit, the companies that it is investigating include social networks Facebook and MySpace, game and application makers Zynga, RockYou along with virtual cash companies Offerpal and Double Ding. The firm, based in Scramento, California, specializes in class action lawsuits that include "false advertising" and "consumer fraud."

Via: [Gawker] and [Kershaw, Cutter and Ratinoff, LLP]

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