IAC/Match Com Lawsuit Against Google

A recent lawsuit by Neal D’Alessio and the Match Group has brought attention to the problem of phishing and scammers on dating websites. The suit accuses Match of falsely identifying free users and making them pay to view the communication between scammers and paid members. Match claims to have taken steps to prevent this problem but has come under fire for its actions. How do scammers get people to pay to see their messages?

Match Group

Google is being sued by the Match Group. This is not the first time this has happened. Apple is also facing lawsuits from developers. Match Group is one of the groups that are fighting against the tech giants’ anti-competitive policies. But hitting the tech giants through their app stores is not an easy thing to do. Google has been working on its policies for years and is now facing legal action from Match Group. Regardless, the company is not taking any chances.


The parent company of dating apps Tinder and Hinge, Match Group, has filed a lawsuit against Google in federal court in California. The lawsuit concerns the change in the Google Play Store policy that will come into effect later this year. In fall 2020, Google clarified that it would require all Android developers to process payments through its Play Store billing system. It originally planned to enforce the new policy on September 30, 2021 but has since extended it until June 1, 2022.


The IAC/Match com lawsuit against Tinder argues that the company misled employees about their value and hid growth projections. The company delayed the launch of transformative new products and threatened to fire executives if they told the truth. To hide the truth, IAC/Match concealed sexual misconduct allegations. The company also faked a $3 billion valuation of Tinder while the app had grown 600% or 50%.

Neal D’Alessio

In a recent multi-count lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Neal D’Alessio, et al., accuse Match Group, LLC, of enticing unsuspecting users to their dating websites by creating fake profiles or inactive profiles. As class representatives began to contact these “interested” users, they discovered that they were being targeted by scammers. Such scams may include extortion, romance or fishing, or even a combination of these.

Tinder co-founders

A recent court decision has upended a Match com lawsuit against Tinder’s co-founders. A former Tinder employee alleges that Greg Blatt sexually assaulted his former VP of marketing and that the company’s general counsel, Mark Rad, retaliated. The case has since been settled out of court. A separate lawsuit was filed in California by a former employee against Blatt for sexual assault.

Defendant’s billing practices

A lawsuit brought by the plaintiffs in the match com lawsuit alleges that the defendant engaged in unfair billing practices and misrepresentations, which in turn resulted in the plaintiffs’ loss of membership fees. The plaintiffs also claim that Match retaliated against confidential witnesses by kicking them off all apps, as well as causing members to hide their profiles and cancel their memberships. The plaintiffs’ complaint, however, fails to mention the role of Ginsberg and Swidler in the implementation of Match’s policies and termination decisions.


In a multi-count Match lawsuit, Neal D’Alessio et al. claim that the dating site defrauded users by committing deceptive trade practices and failing to compensate them for their losses. Match and other dating websites have been accused of misleading consumers by allowing them to create fake profiles and engage in deceptive business practices. These practices include scamming users with fraudulent advertisements, fishing scams, and extortion.


The FTC is suing Match Group, the company that owns the vast majority of dating apps in the United States. They claim that the company’s business practices have violated the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act. While Match claims that they’ve taken steps to protect consumers from fraudulent activity, they failed to provide an easy way for customers to stop recurring charges. The FTC’s 26-page complaint outlines a solid case against Match, which will face considerable costs and reputation damage.

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