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House subcommittee investigates dating services

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Tinder and Bumble accused of allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee is investigating popular dating services for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services.

The subcommittee sent letters to Tinder and Bumble Thursday seeking information on their users' ages, on their procedures for verifying ages, and on any complaints of assaults, rapes, or use of their services by underage users.

Dating services generally require users to be at least 18 due to concerns about sexual predators.

Match says it uses "every tool possible" to keep minors and those with bad intentions off its site and apps. It says the problem is a broad one for the dating industry.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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