Not on a blind date, or on the way to a blind date. This popular saying can quite represent the emotional state of life of many modern people, especially single men and women Chinese compatriots living in foreign countries.
Because matchmaking websites often explode a lot of false and false information, many single men and women still use traditional matchmaking agencies as their main channel to obtain partners of the opposite sex. In large cities such as Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, because there are many Chinese, Chinese matchmaking is also very common. Statistics show that in China, consumer complaints caused by matchmaking are increasing at an annual rate of 20% to 30%, and the amount of Chinese marriage agents in Australia is also not optimistic. Recently, several Chinese compatriots in Melbourne recounted their ridiculous experiences and the perplexity of seeking help in a Chinese matchmaking agency in CITY. Australia's perfect legal system is well-known in the world. Why has matchmaking become a wasteland of Australia's legal system? If you are cheated by matchmaking, how can you use the law to protect your legal rights? In particular, I consulted relevant Australian barristers and relevant officials of the Victorian Consumer Affairs Department -
The matchmaking agency that collects money is too unreliable. Diamond CEO met but became a taxi driver. Malisa, 38 years old, is an accomplished Chinese doctor in Melbourne. She recounted her experience of being deceived: "Under pressure from her family, she began to look for the other half. I noticed that this Chinese matchmaking agency saw an advertisement for this matchmaking company in the newspaper. They stated that they had established the Diamond King. The five clubs are full of successful men with excellent conditions. I have good conditions and need to find a man who matches, so I want to try this matchmaking agency. When I went there, I saw that this matchmaking company is in the center of Melbourne, and it works The buildings and everything are very good, so I think their customers should also be business people in the city, they should be elites, and their staff also said that I have a beautiful appearance and good conditions, and I will be able to find it as soon as possible, so there is no hesitation. I paid a membership fee of 2 Australian dollars directly. This is a two-year membership fee. They said that they will continue to serve me during the two years. But since I joined a year and a half, I have seen a total of 2 Personally, one is not in Melbourne, and his age is not the same as what I asked for, and he can’t even talk about being a diamond king. It’s horrible. Once a matchmaker introduced me to a man and said he was 2 years old. When he found out that he was 47 years old! When I was introduced to me before, they said that their company is headquartered in Sydney. There are many outstanding men over there, and there are regular single parties. I can fly over to participate and say that Melbourne will also be here in the future. Held. I have been a member for so long and I have never participated in any of their similar activities in Melbourne. I feel that this matchmaking agency does not have any diamond kings in the advertisement. Maybe they are still holding my information to those Men in need are bluffing!"
Ms. Chen, who has been in Australia for 1650 years, also talked angrily about her experience in this matchmaking agency: "When I mentioned this matchmaking agency, I was angry. When I first went to see their activities, their person in charge said when I saw me Everyone is a fellow, and she must help me find the right one to ensure success. She also said that she would give me a discount immediately after joining a member today. I said to consider it, but she was too able to say that she would give someone a membership fee of 55 yuan. , Gave me 59 yuan, so I paid the money. But immediately I found out that before you paid the bill, they treated you as a master, and after you paid the money, he became a master. It was very annoying and introduced me The man is super ridiculous. I clearly said that I want to be under 64. They recommended me a CEO of a large transportation company. When I met, I was a taxi driver, and they were all XNUMX years old. I called and said that age is so important. Why did you get it wrong? They said they were negligent, and they said that you saw first. In fact, age is not the problem, it feels the most important! Isn’t this to deal with people? Also, the people they introduced to me are very It’s unreliable. It doesn’t have any contact with the diamond king and old five in the advertisement. Another time he said he was a farmer. When he came, he was a farmer in the suburbs, and he was XNUMX years old! It’s really weird to ask me how many assets I have, how much my house is worth, and so on!"
Helen, who works as the financial director of a company in Melbourne, was also dumbfounded when talking about her marriage situation: "I joined this matchmaking agency one and a half years ago. At the beginning, I recommended 1 or 6 people to me, but I looked at the information of these people. It feels too unreliable. So, after a year and a half, I have met 7 people, including Asians and Westerners. These people are too far apart from the men's profile that the matchmaker gave us when we joined the meeting. Once I met a When the man met, the matchmaker told me that he was a successful businessman with a large audio-visual company. After meeting and chatting, I discovered that it was his business 4 years ago. Now he is basically a vagrant, and he even asked me to find a job for him! It was ridiculous! Later I met with a male member of theirs and chatted with him and asked him how he knew that this matchmaking agency joined the membership. He said that it was in a western newspaper, in a very, very small corner, with the word'in English'. Are you interested in meeting beautiful Asian ladies? "Waiting for information, it looks like an advertisement for a brothel! I also secretly asked an intern of a matchmaking agency, and she said they often get phone calls asking if it is a brothel! They use this By recruiting male members, how could it be possible to recruit them for the so-called commercial success to know the Diamond Kings? What is it if this is not a lie?"
Matchmaking must also abide by the law and choose the right way to protect your rights. Bad matchmaking in Melbourne has harmed the interests of many people. Australia is known for its fair and sunny legal system. Then, according to relevant Australian laws, once the victim has conclusive evidence, what should the bad matchmaking experience be? What about penalties?
The lawyer of Melbourne’s largest Chinese law firm said after understanding the situation: “In Australia, anyone can engage in matchmaking business, but if your business is fraudulent, the court can sanction you. In Australia’s trade practice act issued in 1974, There are clear regulations against fraud in the business. If consumers feel that they have received fraud, they must keep the evidence, such as contracts, receipts, membership cards, etc., and explain the purpose of the membership fees paid at the time. Generally speaking If the membership fee of 2 Australian dollars is a relatively small amount, they are all complained to the Consumer Association of Australia. If the amount is large, or if several victims are together, you can seek a lawyer to solve the problem through judicial means and seek compensation ."
Mr. Cai Qingwei, a well-known Melbourne barrister, also specially reminded the injured: “In Australia, matchmaking companies are in the category of small businesses, just like you open a grocery store. No qualifications are required, unlike immigration agents. There is no specificity. The regulations are specifically for matchmaking companies. If consumers feel that they have encountered fraud, or false advertising, misleading, etc., consumers can complain to the consumer affair consumer association, or the VCAT arbitration committee, this kind of service is small The business belongs to these parts of the jurisdiction. Consumers should keep the evidence of contract workers given by the matchmaking company at that time."
Ms. Su Jie, the Community Education Commissioner of the Victorian Department of Consumer Affairs, clearly stated: “We have also received many complaints about matchmaking companies before. If consumers want to complain to us, they must first include all the evidence, such as contracts, advertisements, and receipts. There is also a complaint form filled out and sent to us. We will evaluate these documents to see if there is a basis for processing, and then we will send a commissioner to investigate. If several people have the same manager, they can file a complaint together, so that more evidence will be better. It’s easy to investigate. I also suggest that the majority of Chinese people should be cautious when choosing matchmaking companies and paying money to become members, because matchmaking services are subjective, and everyone has different standards for their ideal objects. Sometimes After a consumer becomes a member of a matchmaking company, the matchmaking company provides several people for consumers to know, but not all of them are consistent with the consumer's mate selection requirements, and it may not guarantee every success, although the matchmaking company may verbally promise This is very good, but the contract in black and white is not so guaranteed. The evidence collection is an important issue. The contract is the main basis. Therefore, consumers must collect information when complaining, and be careful when choosing a matchmaking agency!"

"Mandarin Duck Xincheng

Mr. Cai Qingwei

Shen Hanbing

"Mandarin Duck Xincheng