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FTC sues Match.com for allegedly luring users to signup for paid subscriptions   

Evan Lewis

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Match.com might have connected non-paying consumers to fake accounts just for getting them to subscribe, as per the fed regulators. On Wednesday, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) sued Match Group alleging that the firm connected Match.com users with bogus accounts in an attempt to get them signup for paid subscriptions.

As per the complaint, Match Group knowingly used unfair practices to entice consumers to subscribe to the dating website. The suit details out how the Match.com subscribers were sent messages by bogus accounts. The firm then allegedly lured consumers into believing that the messages were from actual people to encourage them into buying subscriptions.

The FTC claims that thousands of new consumers signed up for paid Match.com subscriptions after getting messages from fraudulent accounts. Moreover, the FTC further alleged that the firm made it difficult for the consumers to withdraw their subscriptions later.

This complaint comes in just weeks after the firm launched a promotive campaign focused on Match.com’s battle against fake profiles. In the video ad, the firm positions Match.com as a trustworthy website than other online dating sites.

Match Group, in a statement, refused the allegations imposed by the FTC and called them entirely ‘meritless.’ The firm said that these accusations are backed by misleading figures and that the agency is overstating the impact of fake accounts. It further said that the majority of the scams cited by FTC were bots, spam or other visitors on the website.

Headquartered in Dallas, Match Group also owns OkCupid, Tinder and other dating websites in addition to Match.com. It is currently the biggest online dating firm, which controls around 25 percent of the dating market online, as per FTC. The share price of Match Group dropped by around 7 percent following the news of the FTC’s lawsuit. However, they have rebounded now to a downfall of around 2 percent.

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Instagram users discover Meghan Markle’s doppelganger from Missouri

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Amidst all the lights on Meghan Markle, a woman has been making it to the spotlight looking like her. With striking common features like that of the Duchess of Sussex, Akeisha Land’s followers have been pointing it out.

Mother to a toddler, Land has been operating her daughter Greyson’s account as an influencer on Instagram. Therefore, posting pictures of Greyson and at times the mother-daughter duo has been a common ordeal. However, this became different all of a sudden when followers started pointing out the resemblance of Land with the Duchess.

Land took to post a normal selfie twinning with a baby girl, Greyson. But the response suddenly shifted on from toddler Greyson to Land and her looks. Some people took to call her the doppelganger of Meghan others referred to her as Meghan’s twin.

Responding to the flooding comments, Lands said that it has been crazy with her having anxiety these days. Lands further said how the usual comments on her daughter and her changed to being about her completely. She also said that it was overwhelming as she has always been about her kids more than herself.

Furthermore, Lands also stated that she has been following a fan page of the Duchess. Apart from following the fan page, Lands did not follow Meghan. Moreover, talking of the compliments she stated how she considers them a huge compliment. Besides, she finds Meghan really gorgeous a lady as well.

The Missouri mother has also been referred to as Meghan in public places prior to the Instagram post. However, her looks came into limelight after her post on the platform with her daughter.

Lands stated that she will henceforth try to put herself out there for herself rather than her children. Moreover, she also expressed her willingness to work on projects concerning Meghan in the near future.

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Meghan Markle’s concern over baby Archie added to Megxit, states report

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Mothers are mothers at the end of the day. Recent reports revealed that Meghan Markle’s concern for son Archie’s protection contributed to the recent turn of event.

The beginning of the year 2020 saw the royal couple revealing their decision about denouncing their titles. Furthermore, they revealed their decision of stepping back from being the senior royals and becoming financially independent. Queen Elizabeth II and the Buckingham Palace have backed the decision of the couple confirming no further use of their titles on Saturday.

Moreover, according to the reports, the couple will henceforth split up their time between North America and the US.

Meghan Markle when marrying the duke had an idea about the implications of marrying into a royal family. However, she did not expect that the obligations for the royal family will extend this further. Meghan did not anticipate the amount of pressure, scrutiny, and obligations that she will land into.

Reports suggest that the royal couple received advice to become increasingly forthcoming for sharing the photos of Archie. Moreover, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also sensed the pressure of sharing the snaps of their firstborn from the British press.

The higher authorities in the royal family suggested publishing pictures of Archie like Kate Middleton and Prince Williams. Furthermore, when Meghan did not comply she faced flak over the release of the pictures.

However, the suggestions stated the obligations of showing the private side of the family. According to the sources, the obligations were due to the dependency of the family on the contribution of the taxpayer.

Therefore, the source stated that the royal couple thought about doing away with their obligations by denouncing the monetary contribution of the citizens.

Furthermore, Prince Harry has finally arrived at Vancouver Island and has joined his family. The royal couple expect that the recent developments will aid in the protection of Archie.

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BTS, South Korean Boy Band won’t get a waiver from mandatory military service

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BTS will soon start serving their country’s military. BTS, the group of 7 South Korean boy band have to serve in the country’s mandatory military service. They have millions of fans around the world. 

BTS has captured the hearts through topping many music charts, selling out worldwide stadium tours. The band has won the myriad awards including Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards

South Korea’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Park Yang-woo, wanted to grant them an exemption from the draft. So, BTS will have to serve just like everyone else. The Korean ministry said changing the rules for BTS could have a huge impact on the promotion of people’s morale.  It will lead to the enhancement of national character. 

To Serve in a Country’s  Military Service is a Mandatory Service 

Every Korean man before turning 28 is obliged to serve in the military for 18 months. For this, the waiver will be granted for people with certain skill sets, including professional athletes.

Even some celebrities who are deemed to contribute to their nation are also exempted from this service. But according to the decision made this week, pop stars have to perform this mandatory service of Korea. 

Some oldest member of BTS turns 28 next year. The die-hard fan base of BTS (known as ARMY) will launch a petition on the website of the Blue House, the South Korean presidency. They will argue that BTS has already served their country by promoting K-pop far beyond South Korea’s borders. BTS is helping to lure tourism back to the country in the process.

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