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Match Gave Scammers, Predators Access to Dating Apps, Suit Says

Feb. 26, 2021, 5:05 PM

A Match Group Inc. investor sued current and former board members in Delaware, claiming they failed to keep sexual predators off many of its dating apps—a practice that has allegedly led to assaults—and “knowingly capitalized on fraud” by letting “fake love interest” emails past scam filters.

“Match.com had the ability to detect potentially fraudulent users and block their communications,” and “it did, but only for a fee,” the 167-page lawsuit says. “For nonsubscribers, on the other hand, Match.com used the fraudulent users to entice membership subscriptions.”

A news report, meanwhile, found that Match screens “its flagship dating site” for “sexual...

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