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Dubai car dealer who sold Dh42,000 car for Dh153,000 arrested


DUBAI – An Arab man who sold cars at greatly inflated prices to exploit newcomers to the UAE has been arrested for car dealing fraud, according to Dubai Police.

Police said the Arab posed as a wealthy European and invited his victims to parties where he would pick them up in luxury cars.

He was arrested after six people filed a complaint against him. Police said that in one instance, a victim paid Dh153,000 for a car that was actually only worth Dh42,000.

The Arab also brokered a luxury car deal for another victim who never got paid for the sale. Another victim paid Dh296,000 but never received the car.

“It was a complicated case given that the victims had signed documents [related to the purchase of cars],” said Colonel Mohammed Al Marri, deputy chief of Al Rashidiya police station.

Al Marri said that police also arrested three other men who helped the car dealer carry out the scam.

Police urged prospective buyers to research the market value of the vehicles they are buying and the background of the agent to avoid being scammed. ICA/Expat Media

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