MacKeeper Class-Action Lawsuit
I wanted to be sure to note this here, since I know that many of you are Mac users. If you bought MacKeeper, you may be entitled to a portion of a class-action lawsuit.
Released in 2010, MacKeeper has been dogged by accusations that it exaggerates security threats in order to convince customers to buy. Its aggressive marketing has splashed MacKeeper pop-up ads all over the web.
The class-action suit, filed in May 2014 on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, contends that MacKeeper falsely flagged security and performance problems in order to coax consumers into paying $39.95 for the full version. The suit sought $5 million in damages.
Under the settlement terms, ZeoBIT would put $2 million into a fund for those who want a refund, but admit no fault, which is customary in such settlements. It has yet to be approved by a judge.
The case is now settled. If you purchased MacKeeper on or before July 8, 2015, you may be entitled to $39.95 from the $2 million fund. Here’s what you need to know to get your piece of the settlement.
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