The users were unable to respond without setting up paid memberships, which cost between and per month, and JDI renewed those memberships in many cases without consent.JDI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.This is the same as having them re-apply," Greg Hodge, managing director of Beautiful People.com, said in a statement.
The case is the first for the FTC against an online dating site.
JDI allowed users to set up profiles on its sites for free, and then sent them fake messages purportedly from people living nearby who wanted to meet, according to the complaint.
The site has also garnered interest from grad students at George Washington University who are filming a documentary on Bernie Sanders fans who found love during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Goss believes this is only the beginning for Trump Singles.
So Beautiful sent those flagged members e-mails, according to the company statement, telling them they could register again for the site when the extra pudge was gone.