Match Group, Inc.

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Case Status:
Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Match Group, Inc., a corporation, Defendant.
FTC Matter/File Number:

172 3013

Civil Action Number:


Federal Court:
Northern District of Texas

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission has sued online dating service Match Group, Inc. (Match), the owner of, Tinder, OKCupid, PlentyOfFish, and other dating sites, alleging that the company used fake love interest advertisements to trick hundreds of thousands of consumers into purchasing paid subscriptions on The agency also alleges that Match has unfairly exposed consumers to the risk of fraud and engaged in other allegedly deceptive and unfair practices. For instance, the FTC alleges Match offered false promises of “guarantees,” failed to provide services to consumers who unsuccessfully disputed charges, and made it difficult for users to cancel their subscriptions.