The dating industry has recently come under scrutiny following concerns about unfair contract terms and practices.
The UK CMA is investigating suspected breaches of consumer protection law by a company in the online dating sector.
The CMA is concerned about potential unfair contract terms and unfair commercial practices including:
- how online dating services are advertised and described to consumers
- privacy and use of consumers’ data
- subscription, cancellation and variation contract terms
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.
Also be alerted several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
Perhaps Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???
Please see also:
LAWSUIT Chad Perkins et al. v. Match Group Inc. et al., case number 1:17-cv-2988
Consumer advocates complain about privacy at online dating sites in Germany.
USA FTC and Western Union Refunds
Female Journalist from The Sun UK testing EliteSingles.
about article EliteSingles full of fake profiles / Beware of sharks in the dating pool
EliteSingles USA compared to tallest 2 active USA NBA players 221 cm (7 ft 3 in).
7ft 7in British actor; the UK's tallest man, dies of heart failure, aged 36 / Please compare with EliteSingles UK and USA
Kaspersky October 2017 research: Dangerous liaisons: Investigating the security of online dating apps (part 2)
Dangerous Liaisons: is everyone doing it online? (part 1)
Kaspersky August 2017 research: Dangerous Liaisons: is everyone doing it online?