UPDATED June 20, 2016
No, this one is not a scam.
If you receive an email saying Ticketmaster owes you money, it's legitimate, as a result of a settlement in the "Schlesinger vs. Ticketmaster" case.
And if you have gone to a concert in the past 17 years, you can probably benefit.
And you may soon receive a voucher for two free concert tickets, or at least a discount to future shows.
Lawsuit Claimed Deceptive Fees
The class action lawsuit claims anyone who bought concert tickets from Ticketmaster between October 1999 and February 2013 may have overpaid, due to what it calls "deceptive and misleading" fees. Many of those fees popped up after people gave a credit card.
Emails are going out to customers gradually, so if you haven't seen one yet, you may in the coming weeks.
They are being sent to the email address associated with your Ticketmaster account.
Ticketmaster is not admitting to wrongdoing.
What You Will Receive
Depending on how you bought your tickets and had them shipped, you may receive a notice in your Inbox that you have qualified for either:
1. Two free tickets to an upcoming concert in your city. You will then receive a code to use to get those tickets.
Or 2. A discount for future purchases, in most cases about $3 per ticket.
What's the Catch?
Only catch: You will have to choose a concert based on a list off "qualifying" concerts that have open seats.
In other words. don't expect free seats to Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, or other hot, sold-out shows.
Maybe Styx or Cheap Trick. But hey, free is free.
CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the case. If you do not receive an email, log onto your Ticketmaster account and look in the "VOUCHER" section.
That way you don't waste your money.
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