Dating service contract
“Online dating sites have proven to be a popular forum to meet someone special and we’re reminding this booming industry to treat customers in a fair and transparent manner.” The ACCC is concerned that some online dating service providers may be offering ‘free’ trials that hide within the fine print that people are actually being signed up to an ongoing contract.The ACCC has also received reports of some online dating services signing people up to long-term fixed contracts with onerous or restrictive cancellation clauses.The most important thing is to choose the subscription option that is right for you and to read all the information and T&Cs that are available.Automatic Renewal is a common practice in many industries (also seen in magazine subscriptions or gym memberships) and it is legal.The ACCC will also be sweeping these sites to look at what measures they have in place to protect consumers against scammers, as part of its Scams Disruption Project.
If any subscription is subject to Automatic Renewal, this will be made clear in the ODA Members terms and conditions when you sign up to the online dating service.
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Law360, Houston (November 25, 2015, PM EST) -- A Massachusetts dating service company will cease operations in Texas according to the terms of a final judgment it entered into with the state Tuesday, following allegations it defrauded customers out of their money by pressuring consumers into expensive contracts for dating services they never received.
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the agreement Wednesday in a statement detailing Lone Star Introductions' alleged violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Texas Internet Dating Safety Act, Texas Business & Commerce Code and the Texas Debt Collections...