10/29/2014 - Online Dating Service Agrees to Stop Deceptive Use of Fake Profiles

In its first law enforcement action against an online dating service, the Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement that prohibits JDI Dating Ltd., an England-based company,  from using fake, computer-generated profiles to trick users into upgrading to paid memberships and charging these members a recurring monthly fee without their consent. The settlement also requires the defendants to pay $616,165 in redress.

Read the full article at the Federal Trade Commission.