Competition, took advantage of the romance scammers, FTC, suit claims

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According to a recently filed lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the company is the owner of the it is allowed to access the site will be riddled with scammers and fake accounts.

“As much as 25 to 30 per cent of the members, who are each and every day in order to try to commit fraud,” according to the complaint.


The lawsuit also claims that the game Group, Inc. knowing about the abusive messages, and filter out the scammers, but that is the only way for users who are already paying for the service. The company said that the e-mails, and send messages to nonsubscribers, in which it says that another user had taken an interest in them, in an attempt to get them to sign up.

“The COMMISSION claims that the millions of contacts that will Match up with the” You fell in his eye,’ messages from the accounts of the company have already been flagged as likely fraudulent,” the agency said in a statement. “A lot of consumers have purchased a subscription because of this deceptive advertising, in the hope that it will satisfy a real user, who may or may not be the one.'”

In this photo illustration, the a logo is seen displayed on a mobile device. (Photo-Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

According to the FTC’s complaint, the consumer has come in contact with the scammer, if they have opted-in prior to the Contest to complete a fraud review process,” the FTC statement went on. “When the Game is finished with its review process, and the account will be removed as fraudulent, before the consumer is subscribed, the client received a notification that the profile was not available.’ In both cases, the consumer is left with a paid subscription to as a result of the false advertising.”

The Dallas-based Match, the Group also owns Tinder, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and other dating partners.


The company has responded to the FTC’s complaint in a statement to Gizmodo:

“For nearly 25 years, Competition has been focused on helping people find, keep, and fight against the criminals who try to take advantage of the end-users. We have developed industry-leading tools, and the AI will block up to 96% of the bots and fake accounts on our site within a day, and have been relentless in our efforts to rid our site of these malicious accounts,” Match said. “The COMMISSION has the wrong internal e-mails and cherry-picked the data to make outrageous claims, and we intend to vigorously defend against these claims in the trial court.”

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