Do you remember the Zoombombers? Let me refresh your memory to understand better the Zoom Settlement and Epiqpay legitimacy.
Zoombombers are uninvited participants who may share inappropriate material, such as pornography, hate speech, or violent images, in Zoom meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may ask, how did this happen? The United States District Court asked the same thing and decided that it was an error caused by Zoom. Here are the claims that Zoom was found guilty of:
- Unauthorized sharing of users’ information with third parties through incorporation of software development kits (SDKs) in the Zoom application,
- Unauthorized sharing of users’ information with third parties through the third-party developers’ employment of apps that can be installed and run on the Zoom platform (known as “marketplace apps”),
- Failure to prevent unwanted meeting disruptions by third parties, and (4) misrepresentations that Zoom provided end-to-end encryption at a time when Plaintiffs allege Zoom did not,
- Misrepresentations that Zoom provided end-to-end encryption at a time when Plaintiffs allege Zoom did not.
As a result, Zoom agreed to a $85m payout, and plaintiffs (who used the Zoom Meetings application between March 30, 2016, and July 30, 2021) started to wait for the payment. If you are not sure if you are included, you can click here and contact the Settlement Administrator. Now let’s go back to its consequences.
It’s payback time: Plaintiffs got the following e-mail that claims it is a “Notice of Upcoming Settlement Payment” from Epiqpay. However, it is hard to believe such an e-mail in today’s insecure digital environment. So, they started to ask this question immediately, “Is Epiqpay legit?”
According to our records, you are eligible to receive a payment of $32.32 in the Settlement for the matter entitled In Re: Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Privacy Litigation, Case No. 3:20-cv-02155-LB.
As Administrator for the matter, we’re sending you this courtesy email to inform you that on May 31, 2023, you will receive a payment notification email that contains a link to claim your payment electronically. Once you receive that email, you will have until September 28, 2023, to claim your payment.
Please monitor your email inbox carefully for our next email. Additional details about this matter are available at www.ZoomMeetingsClassAction.com or by contacting us via one of the following methods:
Toll free: 1-800-397-3418
Mail: In Re Zoom Video Communication, Inc. Privacy Litigation,
Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 5534, Portland, OR 97228-5534″
Did you get the Zoom EpiqPay payment email too? Keep reading and learn if it is legit or not!
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Zoom Settlement: Is Epiqpay legit?
Yes, Epiqpay is legit. On the official Zoom Settlement website, this situation is explained as follows:
“If you received an email from [email protected], it is because you were determined to be eligible for a payment in a class action settlement. By default, individuals eligible for payments will receive a prepayment notification email a few days before they receive an email containing a link to claim their payment. This is normal. If you claim a payment, you will also receive one or more follow-up emails from our payment partner, Tremendous, confirming where in the process your payment is. If you do not immediately claim your payment, you may also receive one or more reminder emails.
If you have any questions about the EpiqPay email you received, please provide us with your full name and current email address so we can look up your file. If a tracking number was listed at the bottom of your EpiqPay emails, please provide to us that as well.”
Also, in a Reddit post, a spokesperson from Tremendous, the company in charge of paying out the Zoom Video Settlement, says that the emails people got are real. They explain that the email is from the court-approved settlement supervisor and that another email will be sent the next day.
So, if you are eligible to get the payment, you can proceed with the procedure.
How to claim Zoom EpiqPay payment?
Just follow these steps to get your Zoom EpiqPay payment:
- Click the “Claim Payment” link in the e-mail before the payment expiry date listed in your email.
- On the payment dashboard, choose the preferred method of payment.
- Depending on the way you choose to pay, you may be asked to repeat your choice or give one or two pieces of information so that your payment can be processed.
- After that, you’ll get a few emails from Zoom’s payment partner [email protected] telling you that your payment is “in process,” and eventually if you chose that choice, you’ll get a link to your payment card.
Zoom Video Settlement payout date
Digital payments are handled quickly, but it usually takes 2–5 business days for the value of the award to reach the cards or accounts of the end user after the user chooses their preferred digital payment method. After you make your choice, you’ll start getting emails from EpiqPay and our digital payment partners that will keep you up to date on how your payment is going.
If you choose to get paid by check, it usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks for the check to arrive in the mail.
Emails about digital payments for this topic started going out on May 31, 2023, and people can claim digital payments until September 28, 2023. During that time, emails about Epiq digital payments were or will be sent from the address [email protected].
Check your account for messages from that address. Due to the fact that each email account’s SPAM and junk security settings are different, users are urged to check their SPAM and junk folders in case the emails about digital payments went there.
What if you deleted the Zoom EpiqPay payment e-mail
If you didn’t choose an electronic payment option and lost or didn’t save your digital payment email, you will be sent a check automatically after the payment selection time is over. The address you put on your claim form is where your check will be sent.
You can change your address by clicking here if you need to.
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