People join LinkedIn to help advance their careers (or at least feel like they’re trying). People do not join LinkedIn to receive an endless torrent of emails with this infamous line: “Hi, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” A judge agrees, and now LinkedIn must pay.
After a class action lawsuit, LinkedIn just agreed to pay $13 million to usersannoyed by the company’s overzealous email habits. If you were a member of LinkedIn’s so-called “add connections” program between September 2011 and October 2014, you’re eligible for a payout. You can submit a claim on this website.
But don’t go putting a down payment on that new boat quite yet. Each annoyed user will probably only get about $10. So at least you could get yourself a nice sandwich to help you recover from the years of spamming. Make it a Spam sandwich!
(FreeBham editor’s note: This is real. I actually got this email a few days ago and thought it was just another spam until I checked it out. The email has Perkins v. LinkedIn in the subject line if you happen to get one.)