Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the current status of Bell v. Disner?
  2. What is the nature of the case?
  3. What is Class Counsel authorized to do?
  4. Now that the Receiver has established liability against the Class Defendants, what happens next?
  5. What actions should I take if I am a member of the Net Winner Class?
  6. Can I contact the Receiver directly in an effort to settle claims against me?
  7. Who can I contact for assistance with accessing the Net Winnings Determination Response Portal?


  1. What is the current status of Bell v. Disner?

    This litigation is pending and active. On November 29, 2016, the Court entered an order determining that ZeekRewards’ Net Winners “won” (the victims’) money in an unlawful Ponzi and/or pyramid scheme and that the Net Winners must return the amount of their fraudulently transferred Net Winnings to the Receiver for distribution to the ZeekRewards’ victims.

    The next stage of the legal process is to make a final determination of the amount of ZeekRewards Net Winnings for each member of the Net Winner Class. The Receiver intends to seek a court Judgment against each class member in the amount of their individualized Net Winnings plus interest at least from August 17, 2012, when ZeekRewards was shut down and the Receiver appointed. After the Court enters Final Judgment, the Receiver plans to take whatever lawful action is necessary (for as long as it takes) to vigorously pursue collection of each Judgment, including attachment or seizure of income and/or assets.

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  2. What is the nature of the case?

    The Bell v. Disner lawsuit involves allegations that ZeekRewards was effectively a Ponzi scheme, and any payments made to “Net Winners” should be returned to the receivership estate. The Court has ordered that the “Net Winners” must return funds to the receivership estate under fraudulent transfer and constructive trust theories.

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  3. What is Class Counsel authorized to do?

    Class counsel’s authority derives from the Order Appointing Class Counsel. In essence, class counsel has the authority to defend the “Net Winner” class in this litigation.

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  4. Now that the Receiver has established liability against the Class Defendants, what happens next?

    The next stage of the legal process is to make a final determination of the amount of ZeekRewards Net Winnings for each member of the Net Winner Class. The Receiver intends to seek a court Judgment against each class member in the amount of their individualized Net Winnings plus interest at least from August 17, 2012, when ZeekRewards was shut down and the Receiver appointed. After the Court enters Final Judgment, the Receiver plans to take whatever lawful action is necessary (for as long as it takes) to vigorously pursue collection of each Judgment, including attachment or seizure of income and/or assets.

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  5. What actions should I take if I am a member of the Net Winner Class?

    If you are a member of the Net Winner Class, you will be notified through mail or email communication of the amount of your Net Winnings according to the RVG records. You must provide a response stating whether you accept or disagree with that amount through the Net Winnings Determination Response Portal. If you dispute the amount from the RVG records then you must provide your specific proposed alternate calculation of the amount of your Net Winnings along with all appropriate documentation (such as bank records) to the Receiver through the portal.

    To access the portal you will need the Response Control Number that was provided in the notice you received in the mail or by email. If you did not receive a notice, please email netwinningsresponse@zeeknetwinnerclass.com to obtain a Response Control Number.

    If you do not respond to the Receiver’s calculation of your Net Winnings on or before the response deadline in accordance with the Process Order, a Final Judgment will be entered against you in the amount of the Net Winnings as calculated by the Receiver plus prejudgment interest, calculated at the North Carolina statutory rate of 8% per annum from August 17, 2012, which is on or after the date of the last fraudulent transfer payment to each Defendant, to November 29, 2016, the date of the Partial Summary Judgment Order in this action.

    Following this notification and response procedure, the Process Order provides a further process for you and the Receiver to attempt to resolve the amount of your net winnings through negotiation and, if that fails, by reference to a Special Master and ultimately the opportunity for an appeal to the Court and a trial in appropriate circumstances.

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  6. Can I contact the Receiver directly in an effort to settle claims against me?

    Yes. Throughout the Receivership, the Receiver has expressed a willingness to consider voluntary settlements on the Receiver’s claims with ZeekRewards’ Net Winners and others against whom the Receiver has claims. To date, there have been numerous settlements approved by the Court in which Net Winners and the Receiver agreed on an amount to be repaid, often with payment terms that allowed the Net Winner to repay the agreed amount over a number of months. Notwithstanding the appointment of Class Counsel, members of the Net Winner Class and the Receiver are still permitted to discuss a potential settlement of the Receiver’s claims against them even though they have become members of the Net Winner Class.

    If you desire to discuss a settlement of the Receiver’s claims prior to a Final Judgment being entered against you, please communicate with the Receiver at zeeksettlement@mcguirewoods.com. However, please note that unless specifically agreed with the Receiver in writing you must continue to follow the process for determining the amount of your net winnings, including responding through the response portal by the deadline date, even if you have indicated an interest in discussing a settlement with the Receiver.

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  7. Who can I contact for assistance with accessing the Net Winnings Determination Response Portal?

    If you are having difficulty accessing the online portal, please contact NetWinningsResponse@ZeekNetWinnerClass.com.

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You can also find additional information about Bell v. Disner case through the Receiver’s website at www.zeekrewardsreceivership.com.



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