11 Investigates: Customers Get Credits From Online Book Retailers

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More and more people in Southern Colorado are getting emails from online book retailers, saying they are getting money back.

11 News is hearing from a lot of people who are worried it's a scam, but it is legitimate.

These emails are coming from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other ebook retailers.

The amount depends on which books you bought and how many.

The email lets you know you have a credit on your account. Some people could also get a check in the mail, depending on the retailer.

This is all because of a settlement with five large publishing companies, who were accused of inflating prices for ebooks.

This only applies to people who bought an ebook between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

Consumers in Colorado are getting back $3.7 million from online book retailers.

The credits and checks are only good until March 31, 2015.

Something important to point out, the email does not ask for your passwords or any personal information.