CHARLOTTE — If you applied for a job at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in the last few years, you might get a letter soon offering you $50.

We checked into this for you, and it’s not a scam.

Mooresville-based Lowe’s is hammering out a settlement on a class action lawsuit that could cost the company tens of millions of dollars.

People who applied to jobs at Lowe’s between October 2012 and July 2015 have started receiving letters offering a $50 Lowe’s gift card or a $35 check because of slip-ups on background checks.

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