27 arrested for car sale fraud in Dubai

Police warn of car sale scam as 27 people arrested in 74 cases last year

27 arrested for car sale fraud in Dubai

Dubai: Dubai Police recorded 74 cases of fraud and arrested 27 suspects who duped people by buying their cars on the internet by issuing fake cheques or cheques that bounced, police said on Tuesday.

To combat this trend, Dubai Police organised a session to seek solutions to the problem under directives of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, in cooperation with different government bodies

Brigadier Salem Al Rumaithi, Director of the General Department of Criminal and Investigation at Dubai Police, said they are keen to find ways to tackle this issue.

“We registered 12 recommendations and will send it to the concerned authorities for approval as a step to crack down on the crime,” Brigadier Al Rumaithi said.

Police urged public who sell their cars through social media and on internet to ensure they collected their money at the time of the sale of their car or to have enough guarantees. More

By Ali Al Shouk, Staff Reporter  gulfnews.com