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 regarding the response I provided through 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.

    Pursuant to the Court’s ORDER entered on January 27, 2017 detailing the process for determining the final amount of each Net Winner Class Member’s Net Winnings, final amounts of the Judgments to be entered against each Net Winner have now been determined for all Net Winners who agreed to the amount of their Net Winnings, for whom the Receiver has agreed to their alternate amount of Net Winnings and who did not challenge the amount of their Net Winnings through the online portal prior to the deadline of April 10, 2017.

    The Receiver plans to ask the Court to enter Judgments against those Net Winners for their determined amounts on or after June 5, 2017. 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 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?

    Members of the Net Winner Class were notified of the amount of their Net Winnings according to the RVG records. The deadline for Net Winner Class Members to respond to the Receiver's calculation of their Net Winnings was April 10, 2017.

    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.

    The Receiver has engaged Garden City Group, LLC (“GCG”), a third party administrator working on behalf of the Receiver, to discuss and finalize settlements with Net Winners. If you are a Net Winner and you desire to discuss a settlement of the Receiver’s claims prior to a Judgment being entered against you, please communicate with GCG at NetWinningsResponse@zeeknetwinnerclass.com or by phone at 1 (855) 474-3870 as soon as possible so that any settlement can be completed by June 5, 2017.

    Please note that this email account and phone number may be used only for settlement communications with Net Winners in ZeekRewards, meaning people who won at least $1,000 in the Ponzi scheme. For information regarding Net Losers in ZeekRewards, meaning people who lost money in the Ponzi scheme, please visit www.zeekrewardsreceivership.com.

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  7. Who can I contact regarding the response I provided through the Net Winnings Determination Response Portal?

    For questions regarding a response you provided to the Receiver's calculation of your Net Winnings, or to discuss a settlement of the Receiver’s claims prior to a Judgment being entered against you, please communicate with GCG at NetWinningsResponse@zeeknetwinnerclass.com or by phone at 1 (855) 474-3870.

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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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