Melbourne, Sep 5 (ANI): The unscrupulous dealings of a New South Wales dating agency was recently uncovered after its victims reported that they were fleeced of thousands of dollars without getting anything in return.
Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge said the government had received a series of complaints from consumers and was taking steps to ban TLC Consulting Services.
She said a Fair Trading investigation found the Tweed Heads company had used misleading and deceptive tactics to induce people to sign expensive contracts for dating services, life coaching and grooming packages.
Some victims reported paying up to 35,000 dollars and 110,000 dollars but received nothing in return.
Judge said evidence also existed that the company had preyed on emotionally vulnerable people struggling to find a partner because they had a disability or lived in remote areas.
"This company will not find you true love but will leave you with a broken heart and an empty wallet," News.com.au quoted her as saying.
"The conduct of this company is unconscionable.
"It is important we stop the unscrupulous operators from breaking any more hearts," she added. (ANI)