Short answer: Yes.
You can cash your Hanson v. Google Settlement Fund checks. They are legitimate. The checks are Google cash distributions to Adwords advertisers from a $20 million dollar settlement for exceeding Adwords daily budgets.
I wanted to post a simple note on the internet as a test. My initial search for, “hanson v. google settlement fund” returned a number of blog posts that spent more time joking about the paltry sum some had received then answer the damn question.
There is a post at bbb.org that’s the worst offender (I’m not linking to them, but they are currently second in the SERPs). They ask the question, “Google Adwords Settlement Check: Is It a Scam?” and through 8 paragraphs of absolutely useless drivel I still couldn’t make out whether I could cash them or not.
So, if you are asking yourself, “can I cash Hanson v. Google Settlement Fund checks?” the answer would be yes, you can cash your Hanson v. Google Settlement Fund checks.