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Tinder owner is being sued for using fake profiles and ads

(Ap) – The owner of Tinder and OkCupid is being sued by the US regulatory authorities for the search, to attract potential subscribers to your e-mails from bogus users to express interest in pairing up.

FILE PHOTO: The dating app, Tinder, is shown on an iPhone in this photo illustration, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Image/File Photo

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, alleging that the coverage Group, Inc., MTCH.D) who is the owner of Tinder and other dating sites, can be consciously directed to the automated advertisements, with expressions of interest in accounts that it knew were likely to be fake.

The e-mails in question, which is not the user’s pictures, told the recipients that have a particular profile had taken an interest in them and gave them a link to click to view the details of the show, which will lead you to a subscription page.

The FTC said that some of the users have purchased subscriptions, and to see all of the data from the user.

“We believe that the Match.com it is limited to people paying for a subscription via a message on the company knew it was fraud,” said Andrew Smith, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. (a little bit.m/2l99PjS)

Match a Group and its parent company, InterActiveCorp (IAC.D) did not immediately respond to Reuters ‘ requests for comment.

In its most recent quarterly report, the Match said to be in August of 2019 at the latest, the COMMISSION referred to in the claims at the U.S. Department of Justice, and that they believed that they were without merit.

The shares of the Game Group fell as much as 6%, compared to that of InterActiveCorp (IAC.D) it decreased by almost 4%.

The FTC also said consumers in the purchase of a Match.com subscription and, in general, were not aware that as much as 25% to 30% of the Match.com members who, every day, to be used to commit phishing fraud, and extortion.

The agency stated that it was difficult for consumers to cancel their subscriptions.

Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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