• Report: #1270036
Complaint Review:

My Ideal Wedding

  • Submitted: Tue, November 24, 2015
  • Updated: Thu, December 03, 2015

  • Reported By: Kat.Muscat — Melbourne Wyoming Australia
My Ideal Wedding
16 Seaview Avenue, Ferny Creek Melbourne, Other Australia

DO NOT HIRE My Ideal Wedding Scam Awful Stay Away Review Bad Review - Disgusting - Rip OFF Melbourne Victoria

*General Comment: What a story!!!! Ripoff Report sets the record straight!  Be a smart consumer and make decisions based on adequate research.  

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Bogus claim!

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I recently used the "new" and clearly UNFINISHED SCAM service "My Ideal Wedding" to plan my big event/wedding day. The owner 'Craig Dougherty' also sometimes suspiciously referred to as 'Ronald Craig Dougherty' (if that doesn't set off alarm bells, I don't know what does') was a rude, cheavinistic pig of a man. Upon being charged $3000 on my credit card upon signing up for their "FREE VENUE LISTING" on their website yet their website states that the first month is free and that any credit card details taken are simply for confirming the users/members details and in case you wish to continue adveritising with them in future.

I was charged the $3000 in the first 4 days upon signing up! This is ridiculous! I demanded my money back and after attempting to contact MR RONALD CRAIG DOUGHERTY OF 16 SEAVIEW AVE (Registered business address) I finally got through to someone (apparently Ronald) who stated that he will "sort out the issue, when he can be bothered" which apparently he hasn't been bothered after all of these weeks.

STAY WELL AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY. I have contacted the Victorian Police about this credit card fraud and they will be investigating.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/24/2015 08:40 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/my-ideal-wedding/melbourne-other-3786/do-not-hire-my-ideal-wedding-scam-awful-stay-away-review-bad-review-disgusting-rip-of-1270036. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

What a story!!!!

Ripoff Report sets the record straight!  Be a smart consumer and make decisions based on adequate research. 


AUTHOR: George Zeidan - (Australia)

This report is actually fantastic. It shows how people can be extremely stupid and act like children. The funny part is that the story doesn't even add up!!! 

Since the launch of the site we have been on a funny journey where we had to deal with people deleting our Facebook page, posting all sorts of crap and trying to harm us big times. I am the developer of My Ideal Wedding and work closely with Craig Ronald who is an absolutely fantastic person and nothing but a happy, positive, polite, supportive and most importantly ethical person. 

Such reports against My Ideal Wedding had been going around and we have been taking them down one by one from various websites such as Google, Facebook, Yelp etc. The funny part is that reputable organisations like Google and Facebook are investigating our claims about those fake reviews and taking the reports down after retry verify that what we are saying is true, however organisations such as ripoff and yelp are refusing to even investigate such claims without minimum payments of $2000 as a start for mediation making them horrible organisations to deal with who are a ripoff themselves. Ripoff and yelp answers to us were along the lines of we are a consumer driven organisation what rely on this consumers to report and we don't investigate the truth behind the submissions as we are not required to do so by American law. Well if you are operating in America why do you allow people to submit reports for companies outside the United States of America? 

As a conclusion even such reports exists against many companies not just My Ideal Wedding, I would personally refuse to listen to them if they were on ripoff or yelp as they are not moderated and most probably hate reports.  


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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Bogus claim!

AUTHOR: Craig Dougherty - (Australia)

My Ideal Wedding is a newly established company which launchd in September this year. Kat Muscat is not, and never has been, a 'customer' of our business.

As anyone who has used our site would know - engaged couples using our website NEVER enter their credit card details. If Kat was a user of the site she would know this to be the case. The only revenue raised on the site is from Wedding Suppliers who pay for advertising on the site. 

"Kat" seems to be very confused. At first she says that she signed up to 'plan her big event/wedding day. She then says thta in planning her event/big day she then signed up for a FREE VENUE LISTING. WHy would someone planning their wedding want to have a FREE VENUE LISTING?

Unfortunately I have been targeted by someone who wants to damage myself and my business. It would seem a disgruntled 'ex-contractor' is doing whatever they can to harm us. They started by attacking and severly damaging our website. They then attempted to delete our Business Facebook account. 

This report is their latest attempt to hurt our business. 

Any check with Victorian Police will quickly reveal that no reports have been lodged against us and that this is a fictitious report by a very vendictive individual. It is dissapointing that people can raise such reports using fictitious names and with no evidence. 

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