Remember KGB? The company similar to ChaCha? If you worked for them between 2009 and 2012, you may have gotten some money deposited into your bank account as a result of a settlement. Apparently the company got into some trouble for treating their independent contractors like employees (requiring them to work shifts, etc.) while not even paying minimum wage. More details on the settlement are here.
The money would have gotten deposited into the bank account you were using when you worked for the company. Unless you worked a great deal, the amount may not have been very much. I found out about this while browsing Work Place Like Home, and some former workers there claimed anywhere from $13 to $100 back. I only worked for KGB for one month and made about $40, so I’m pretty sure I didn’t get much back at all. I am also no longer using the same bank account I was then so I’m not sure what becomes of my money with that being the case?
If you moved and/or changed banks, you are still entitled to your money. One of my helpful readers on Facebook provided this information if you know you will receive money but aren’t sure where it’s at:
UPDATED INFO ON KGB. The lady over at the Dept. of Labor called me back today with a phone number for inquiries.
If someone no longer has their bank account that was registered with KGB, they can call 866-665-8420 9am-8pm EST M-F.
They will be sending paper checks to these affected people. The cannot tell you how much you are getting.
In closing, I have to say this is a good thing. There are SO many companies that hire people as IC’s and then work them like employees, not even paying minimum wage. I’ve seen this a lot while studying home-based jobs … all these companies just walk that fine line and get by with whatever they can. Maybe this will scare some of the others into doing things right.