FTC sues Match.com for false advertising

CNET | 9/25/2019 | Laura Hautala
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The Match.com logo seen displayed on a smartphone. The FTC sued the company Wednesday for false advertising.

Match.com told potential subscribers that other users on the dating service were interested in connecting with them, but according to the US Fair Trade Commission, there was a problem. Those matches were often scammers gaming the site to make money off legitimate users, the agency alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

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"Hundreds of thousands of consumers subscribed to Match.com shortly after receiving communications from fake profiles," the FTC said in a press release announcing the lawsuit.

The result was false advertising, according to the FTC's complaint. The agency is also alleging the dating service didn't provide users with enough information on how to redeem its offer of a free subscription for six months, or how to stop recurring charges. The lawsuit highlights the risk of scammers on...
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