The commercials definitely look like a scam. To find our we read the legal judgement again Microsoft and interviewed the prosecuting lawyer with CFM Lawyers.
It turns our that suite money commercials are the brain child of Ogilvy (ad agency) in Montreal and are designed to look like 1990's era cheesy infomercials, just to get your attention.
We think That Suite Money looks like the House Hippo commercials from the 1990's that try to inform people to be careful on the internet.
We explain that is not a scam; it is not fake news. ThatSuiteMoney is the result of a $500,000 class action lawsuit and you have until September 23rd to claim your award.
You can claim up to $250 per person without receipts. There is no age limit and there is no requirement but you if you are one of the few that gets checked, you had best be able to show that you were of an age to buy a computer when you said you did.
The claims are for Microsoft Office 97, Office 2000, Office XP and Office 2007 along with DOS, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
If you either bought a Windows computer between 1998 and 2010, you should make a claim. If that computer had Microsoft Office on it, you should make a claim. If you bought Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Office from a store and installed it on your computer yourself, you should make a claim.
In our house one of our claims was $225 and another was $180. That means we will be receiving more than $400, likely in early 2022.