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Match.com Tries To Extinguish Flames

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The online personals service issued a statement, denying allegations of fraud made by a former subscriber in a lawsuit he filed against the company.

No real surprise here, but IAC’s Match.com said the lawsuit against it is baseless, and the alleged date the plaintiff went on was not with a woman employed by Match.com. And they’ll fight the lawsuit too.

The suit, filed by Matthew Evans Los Angeles, claims Match.com had an employee go on a date with him. He further alleges the company used deceptive methods, including sending romantic emails to subscribers, to entice them to stay with the service.

Since the story broke last week, a couple of women informed WebProNews of their negative experiences with Match.com. Those experiences included in increase in alleged interest in their profiles at a time when their subscriptions were ending or had been cancelled.

Match.com wants to bring an end to the suit before it begins, as a company spokesperson noted in their statement:

“The suit apparently was filed by Evans and his attorneys on the basis of no evidence whatsoever and without any investigation of the facts as required by federal law,” said Kristin Kelly, spokeswoman for Match.com. “We are exposing this suit for what it is — a cynical attempt to impugn the good name of Match.com, at the expense of the millions of quality single people who have entrusted their emotional futures to us. Rest assured that Match.com intends to fight back against this totally baseless attack with all of our resources.”

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.

Match.com Tries To Extinguish Flames
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  • Glen

    I joined Match.com in 2006. for 3 month subscription. This month, I noticed a charge from Match.com on my CC. Nov./09. I checked my CC statements and found that Match.com has been debting my CC for 2 years for ongoing subscription even tho I have not been an active member and did NOT give permission for renewal. This is outright FRAUD.
    If you are currently a member of Match.com, I urge you to cancell your subscription as they are scammers.

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