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NEWS: $6.2 Billion Settlement Win, Statement by ScanMyPhotos

Welcome. Some personal news that is now national. If you’ve been following our advocacy over the past 13-years as we led the challenge against the banks and credit card companies over their fees, it is over. Details follow on the $6.2 billion merchant interchange fees settlement.


Visa, Mastercard $6.2 Billion Settlement Announced



ScanMyPhotos.com Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CAThis multi-billion dollar victory involved many and will help millions. Just as Neil Armstrong’s giant leap was much more than about one person. His legacy was forged from decades of toil by many. This moment captures a similar degree of celebration. It embraces the shared lesson that one person with an idea to advocate on behalf of every American business and consumer can create profound changes. Together, many helped fix a broken system and recover billions of dollars for millions of class members.


The justification for credit card fees had become as antiquated as the technology used by the Apollo lunar mission. Those 1960’s designed manual credit card imprinters and thick carbon copy receipts where the basis for merchant interchange fees. What used to be fee-based became greed-based. Just as rotary-dial pay phones turned into smartphones, and Apollo morphed into SpaceX, this settlement is also a giant leap towards a fair payment system.



IMG 4107 - NEWS: $6.2 Billion Settlement Win, Statement by ScanMyPhotos When ScanMyPhotos.com, as a lead plaintiff, filed the federal litigation against the banks and credit card companies back in 2005, our concerns targeted price-fixing and anti-competitive credit card merchant fees. We knew antitrust cases can go on for many years and require extraordinary efforts. However, we never thought the case would go on for 13-years and result in massive structural transformations to the credit card industry.


Like millions of businesses, we knew there were problems within the credit card industry and aware that in some foreign countries, including Australia, governments had investigated potential anti-competitive activities in the credit card market. Other countries had begun to take steps to regulate that activity.


But, given the different politics in the United States, it was unrealistic to expect that we could persuade the government to step in and regulate interchange fees. This is how the banks take a hefty cut off the top on every credit and debit card transaction.


The fact that ScanMyPhotos was able to do so as part of a lobbying team to persuade Congress to enact the Durbin Amendment—setting limits on debit card interchange rates in 2010—was also a tribute to the hard work by many. Having often traveled to New York City and Washington D.C, our trips substantially raised the profile of this issue on Capitol Hill and with the courts.


IMG 4108 - NEWS: $6.2 Billion Settlement Win, Statement by ScanMyPhotosWhen fellow merchants ask why we included the big banks as defendants in the litigation, we explained that once caught, the infamous bank robber, Willie Sutton from more than a century ago, was asked by a reporter, “Willie, why do you rob banks? And he replied, “Because that is where the money is.”


The reason we sued the banks along with Visa and MasterCard was we knew that the payment card networks, which had been created and controlled by the banks, could never escape from the clutches of the banks unless all faced the same kind of litigation risk that the networks did.


Shortly after the litigation commenced, Visa and Mastercard separated from the banks by going public. Both formed an independent board of directors. Prior, the same banks controlled both and fixed prices between the two card associations, which were effectively one.


On Tuesday, a $6.2 billion settlement was reached. Follow along as updates occur.


A sampling of news profiles and prior media insights:


Digital Transactions
Los Angeles Times
Yahoo News
Bloomberg News
Inc Magazine


Now, back to scanning pictures.

 

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EARLY ACCESS 2018 Holiday Preview Photo Scanning Sale

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Save 50%* On Photo Scanning — EARLY ACCESS 2018 Holiday Preview Photo Scanning Sale On Now. AT CHECKOUT, USE PROMO CODE “Holiday2018”

Details, fine print, and all that stuff are posted below


BONUS SAME-DAY PHOTO SCANNING: If you order today, you will receive same-day express photo scanning. To add our express speed pass same-day scanning, please type “Free Same Day Scanning” under special instructions at checkout. Speed pass is only free if you type that at the time your order is placed. Cannot be applied afterward, or towards prior orders.   


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Save 50%* With This Promo Code At Checkout: “Holiday2018”


*The Fine Print:
Many popular add-on featured services are also available at our regular, already low prices to enhance your experience. When your original order exceeds $199, you will save 50 percent, includes free 3-way S/H

  • $199 MINIMUM PURCHASE TO ACCESS THE DISCOUNT
  • When you order $199 or more online of our most popular service, prepaid fill-the-box scanning, you instantly save 50% until this deal disappears, so hurry.
  • Only applies to the prepaid fill-the-box photo scanning service, but not valid towards add-on services, 35mm slides, negative scanning, film, VHS digitization, VIP Photo Pack, Family Generation Collection, Pay-Per-Scan Photo services, or anything else including not valid towards eGift certificates, prior orders, applicable sales tax
  • Not prorated. Discount only applies when your original order exceeds $199, if your original order is under $199, sorry, no discount applies
  • Example, if you spend $400, you only pay $200 at checkout
  • Online orders only
  • Certain restrictions may apply, may be canceled without notice
  • AT CHECKOUT YOU MUST USE PROMO CODE: “Holiday2018″
  • Excluding applicable sales tax. Void where prohibited.
  • Not prorated. Sorry, cannot be applied to prior orders, discounts, or if you did not enter the promo code at the time your order was placed. No exceptions
  • Certain restrictions may apply. Please hurry, as we don’t want you to miss out and we love referrals
  • Don’t rush, after ordering, you have six months to return your photos to be scanned
  • BONUS SAME-DAY PHOTO SCANNING: If you order today, you will receive same-day express photo scanning. To add our express speed pass same-day scanning, please type “Free Same Day Scanning” under special instructions at checkout. Speed pass is only free if you type that at the time your order is placed. Cannot be applied afterward, or towards prior orders.
  • All photo preparation requirements must be followed

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Save 50% On Photo Scanning During Refer-A-Friend Month

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Refer-A-Friend Month at ScanMyPhotos

Welcome. Save 50%* this month to digitize your pictures. If you are a prior customer, nobody knows our story better than you.


Before ordering, read what CNET just wrote about ScanMyPhotos in this raving, detailed review.


Your shared experience with others will help many preserve their lifetime of pictures during Refer-A-Friend Month.


Your friends will love you, even more, when you share this 50% discount so they too can easily have their pictures scanned and save big.


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Save 50%* With This Promo Code At Checkout: “Pogue10”



In the movie Field of Dreams, a mysterious voice tells Kevin Costner: “If you build it, they will come.” Well, maybe for baseball fields but not for helping to digitize pictures. Too many procrastinate. Will you help encourage others to protect their lifetime of pictures? We designed today’s 50%* discount to be widely shared.

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