Match.com Vs. FTC Over Fake Accounts
Written by Tariq on September 26, 2019
Written by Tariq
The dating game is already hard as it is, and then comes this story. Apparently, the Federal Trade Commission is going after Match.com for allegedly using fake accounts in an effort to get non-subscribers to subscribe.
Here’s how it works, non-paying people on Match.com cannot view or respond to messages they receive from the service. Unless, you guessed it, you have a subscription.
The FTC claims that between June 2016 and May 2018 the act led to close to 500,000 new subscriptions, attached to fraudulent emails. People did complain to Match.com, but they denied any wrongdoing.
According to the The Verge, Match.com CEO has already spoken out against the allegations internally, sending an email to executives that rejected the FTC’s claims.
Now I will say, I’ve met a few people, and been to a few weddings where the couple met on dating websites like Match.com. It worked for them, but practices like this can be very discouraging. I’ve seen them for people signing up for a job websites as well. You get an email for a job and once you click on it, the job that was posted as expired.
Now by no means am I saying that Match.com did this, but if they did? I can see why people get so discouraged in the dating game.