Facebook Begins Emailing Users Who Were Part Of Sponsored Stories Class Action

Unlike the message about a 14-year-old boy who was shot by his stepfather, messages from Facebook titled, “Legal Notice of Settlement of Class Action,” are legitimate, and are being emailed to users of the social network who were part of the class-action lawsuit involving the inclusion of users’ photos in sponsored stories.

Mashable reported that Facebook sent the email pictured below to users that it believes were part of the lawsuit, adding that those users have until May 2 to submit a claim, exclude themselves from the settlement so they can pursue individual lawsuits against Facebook, or explain to the court why they object to the settlement.

Users who submit claims will receive up to $10 from the social network, depending on how many claims are filed.

Screen grab courtesy of Mashable. Mailbox image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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