Police Probe Wedding Caterer Who Went Viral For Allegedly Scamming Family Out Of RM13,000

Despite making three payments to the caterer, the bride's family was left without catering services on the wedding day.

Cover image via @najmudin.shukor (TikTok)

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The police are currently gathering information about a wedding catering company that was accused of allegedly defrauding a family, resulting in a loss of RM13,000

Jempol district police chief Supt Hoo Chang Hook said that they received a report from the 26-year-old complainant, who works as an administrative assistant, at around 12.03am, just before the wedding ceremony took place on the same day, reported Kosmo!

He added that the initial investigation revealed that the bride had hired a wedding planner she found on Facebook on 3 April.

"The bride, who dealt with a wedding planner from Shah Alam, Selangor, made an online deposit of RM2,780 as the first payment, then made a second payment of RM5,554 on 17 June.

"The third payment of RM4,954 was subsequently made on 30 August. The complainant's online payments to the company totalled up to RM13,200" he told reporters earlier today, 26 December.

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However, after completing the necessary payments, the bride claimed that she did not receive the entire promised package

Hoo went on to say that the police will acquire information about the catering company from the Companies Commission of Malaysia later today, 26 December.

"The police are also tracing the bank account number used and obtaining the account owner's information through the Commercial Crime Intelligence System (CCIS).

"The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code," he added.

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Previously, a TikTok video showcasing a family preparing for a wedding went viral, sparked by a claim from one of the bride's family members that they had become victims of a fraudulent catering package

In the one-minute clip, the family member, who goes by @najmuddin.shukor on TikTok, expressed being overwhelmed by the situation. Despite the challenges, he expressed gratitude for family members who stepped in to make the wedding possible.

"That's my brother (pointing the camera at a man standing on the wedding stage) who's handling the PA system, and those are my in-laws. We don't have anyone else but our own family.

"We had to borrow some of these tables and chairs, while the others we managed to rent at the very last minute. We also had to do the cooking ourselves, and some of the food is now done. I'm so saddened by this experience," he said.

The bride's family member showing preparations being made at the wedding venue before the ceremony begins.

Image via @najmudin.shukor (TikTok)

The bride's family members preparing food and beverages for guests.

Image via @najmudin.shukor (TikTok)

The full video can be found below:

@najmudin.shukor Sebak. Sebab semua tak jangka kita bole handle. #abangsoya original sound - ABANG SOYAAA

In March, a couple went viral on X after sharing their intimate and simple wedding:

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