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Mismatch Made in Heaven? Accused of Exploiting Users with Fake Accounts

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against the owner of OkCupid and Tinder, claiming that the companies have used fake accounts to draw in new customers. Match Group Inc was named in the lawsuit, which was filed in September 2019, on claims that the company knowingly sent emails from fake accounts to potential customers claiming they were interested in them. Weinberger Law will explore the lawsuit and explain how a business fraud lawyer in AZ can help you in such a situation.


The Emails Named in the Lawsuit

The lawsuit focuses on a series of emails sent by the company to prospective customers from fake accounts. The emails did not have profile pictures, but merely advised would-be recipients that specific profiles had an interest in them. A link was provided in the emails for prospective customers to click for more information. The link also led them to a page where they could subscribe to the dating service.


The Response from released a statement in response to the FTC filing a lawsuit against the company and it reads as follows:

“For nearly 25 years Match has been focused on helping people find love and fighting the criminals that try to take advantage of users. We’ve developed industry-leading tools and AI that block 96% of bots and fake accounts from our site within a day and are relentless in our pursuit to rid our site of these malicious accounts. The FTC has misrepresented internal emails and relied on cherry-picked data to make outrageous claims, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves against these claims in court.”


How a Mediator Can Help

Victims of business fraud such as this should seek the help of an experienced and trusted mediation attorney in Maricopa County. Weinberger Law has more than 30 years of experience helping clients mediate their disputes with businesses of all sizes and in various industries. Mediation is a time-saving, affordable way to resolve a dispute with individuals and companies. If you were misled by one of the emails sent by, you have a right to receive compensation for membership fees.

A mediator will be able to guide you through the dispute resolution process so you can come to a resolution quickly and without having your information exposed to the public. Mediation is a popular alternative to litigation that can resolve even the most difficult disputes. Fighting a large company like might best be done with the help of a mediation attorney in Arizona who can help move the process along steadily.


Are You a Victim of Business Fraud? Contact Weinberger Law

If you believe you have been victimized by the fraudulent actions of a business, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced Arizona mediation attorney about your situation. At Weinberger Law, we fight tooth and nail for our clients to help them protect their rights and preserve their financial state of affairs. Call our office at (480) 536-9991 or complete the contact form on our website to schedule an appointment with an Arizona business lawyer today.

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