The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has busted a gang that duped innocent people into buying stolen, or non-custom paid vehicles through an online market, local media reported.
According to a leading daily, FIA officials raided Karachi’s Federal B Area the previous day and arrested two members of the gang. The suspects have been identified as Umari and Muzaffar.
The daily, quoting Additional Director of Cyber Crime Circle Younas Chandio, said the raid was carried out after receiving a complaint.
A man, whose name was not revealed, reportedly approached FIA and complained that he was tricked into buying a stolen car with a fake registration.
According to the victim, he purchased a car on OLX, and when he visited the Excise and Taxation Department to get the vehicle transferred in his name, he came to know that the verification and registration documents were fake.
After an initial investigation, it was then revealed that the suspects would use phone numbers that were not registered with their name for OLX ads. They also did not accept any cheques or pay-order, but only cash.
The FIA official said they have received the data of sold vehicles through the online application and revealed that several showroom owners were also found involved in the sale of the vehicles.