PUBLIC NOTICE ON FRAUDULENT CAR TRANSACTIONS

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PUBLIC NOTICE

IT HAS COME TO THE NOTICE OF THE SIERRA LEONE POLICE (SLP) THAT FRAUDULENT CAR TRANSACTIONS HAVE BECOME VERY FREQUENT. THIS HAS LED TO BUYERS BEING DEFRAUDED OF LARGE SUMS OF MONEY.

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC SPECIFICALLY POTENTIAL VEHICLE BUYERS TO BE MORE CAUTIOUS IN DEALING WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE REGISTERED CAR CENTRES. THEY MUST ENSURE THAT TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING PURCHASE OF CARS SHOULD BE DONE WITH REGISTRED CAR CENTRES. PRIVATE TRANSACTION INVOLVING MIDDLE MEN SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL COST.

THE PUBLIC IS ALSO WARNED NOT TO BE IN A HURRY TO MAKE PAYMENT AS THE MODUS OPERANDI OF FRAUDSTERS IS TO SET A MINIMAL PRICES FOR VEHICLES IN ORDER TO ATTRACT THE INTEREST OF THE BUYERS.

IT HAS ALSO BEEN OBSERVED THAT THESE FRAUDSTERS USE FACEBOOK OR OTHER MEDIA PLATFORMS TO POST PICTURES OF CARS FOR SALE WITH THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE OWNERS.

PLEASE BE WARNED AND ALWAYS PURCHASE YOUR VEHILCES AT REGISTERED CAR CENTRES.

BUYERSMUST BE AWARE.

SIGNED BY: ASP. SAMUEL SAIO CONTEH (DEPT. HEAD OF M.P.R.U)

 THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT – SIERRA LEONE POLICE

CONTACT PERSONS: ASP MEILAH BANGURA (HEAD OF ANTI-FRAUD UNIT CID HQ) +23276658833 AND ASP. SAMUEL SAIO CONTEH (DEPUTY HEAD OF MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT) +23277- 507955
or +23276-347567.