No One Was Looking For Him, So Man Sues!

Poor Anthony Michaels. When told him that long lost school friends were looking for him, he signed and paid ... only to find out that no one was! Now, he's suing for being a scam:

When told user Anthony Michaels last Christmas Eve that his former school chums were trying to contact him, he pulled out his wallet and upgraded to the premium membership that would let him contact long-lost fifth-grade dodge-ball buddies and see if his secret crush from high school had looked him up online.

But once he'd parted with the $15, Michaels learned the shocking truth: No one he knew was trying to contact him at all.'s come-on was a lie, and he'd been scammed.

At least that's what the San Diego resident alleges in a lawsuit filed against one of the net's original social networking sites, whose banner ads featuring unflattering yearbook pictures remain a staple around the internet. If the lawsuit, which is seeking class action status, succeeds, it could raise the minimum standards of honesty for online businesses. "Upon logging into his Gold Membership profile in order to view the classmate contacts … Plaintiff discovered that in fact, no former classmate of his had tried to contact him or view his profile," the complaint reads. "Of those users who were characterized ... as members who viewed Plaintiff's profile, none were former classmates of Plaintiff or persons familiar with or known to Plaintiff for that matter."


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I get tons of crap from that website... and I've never even signed up for it or clicked on one of their banner ads! Either someone's using my e-mail address on the site or they're spamming... but it's not fun to have to clean so much crap out of the inbox, in any case.
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What cave did this guy crawl out of?

The internet is a place where if you click on a banner ad its something you have to pay for, and whoever gets paid will tell you anything because there are 100s of similar services elsewhere.

It has been like that since al invented the internet

I hope Anthony knows he was getting scammed, and is just trying to make a point.
I`ll support that, otherwise he just deserves a darwin(I know he didnt die.. just a figure of speech)
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I'veotten those ads to saying the classmates are looking for me. I figured it was just something everyone got. It's false advertising though and I hope he wins. I also have gotten those "fill this thing out" and see who has a crush on you. After wasting my time they finally asked for money and at that point I gave up.
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