Consumer protection laws and internet dating sites

Posted by / 23-Jul-2017 13:17

Rochelle Winn, from Match.com, commented that this potentially had “huge revenue implications”, raising the point that users could sign up for the service, message everyone they liked, then leave before 14 days, and not have to pay the full subscription fee.“I think these changes are prescriptive, without the law makers giving thought to all the people that it might apply to.The risk is that these law makers think they can think it through, and get it right, and often they don’t.“However, I don’t think there is any benefit for us in trying to fight the proposition.

Some people felt they were tricked into a subscription even if they just clicked on the trial option.It's a good idea to sign up for a free trial, just to see what the service is all about.For thousands of people each year, the search for love online ends not just with a broken heart, but an empty bank account.It’s as if “their immune system to fraud” is weakened, Shadel said.An AARP study he co-authored last year found that Internet fraud victims had experienced significantly more negative life events in the previous two years than non-victims.

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