10 years ago, I submitted 2 rebates (totaling $100) to Computer Associates (now known as CA Technologies) for some software I bought (from a HD thread). I distinctly remember they rejected my rebates and refused to budge.
Well, fast forward 10 years later, and I received a letter from PricewaterhouseCoopers advising me that during an audit of their client, they discovered that Computer Associates owes me $100. All I need to do is write back confirming that I remember them owing me money (or else it will be escheated to the state).
2 months later, I got my check for $100.
Looks like Computer Associates' shady practices may have caught up to them if their auditor is making them cut checks to people.
As a family, we have been thru the abandon property process in my state enough that the state has our info on file. Sometimes, they call, sometimes they write since they have our info. Most people are not in such a system. Not all states are as aggressive in returning property to the rightful owners or heirs.
I wish that AVG, Trend Micro, and Webroot would do the same. I got screwed out of rebates from all of those because Parago said I sent in too many rebates (even though they were all legit and I only used one address).
roy7736 said: I wish that AVG, Trend Micro, and Webroot would do the same. I got screwed out of rebates from all of those because Parago said I sent in too many rebates (even though they were all legit and I only used one address). There's a good chance the terms & conditions they have on file differ from the ones printed on the rebate forms. That happened to me at least twice with Parago rebates, one for some flash memory bought from CompUSA. Even Chase bank had the wrong information on file when they offered a checking account sign-up bonus. They refused to pay because they said the offer required enrolling in Direct Deposit, but the card I received in the mail said no such thing.
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