Police investigate 'car importer' after hundreds allegedly scammed
The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency has taken three persons into custody amid an investigation into reports made by individuals allegedly scammed by a company offering to import motor vehicles at bargain prices for clients.
Police said Prisoners for Christ Telemarketing Services (PFC Telemarketing Services), an entity with offices in the Corporate Area, purported to be able to import the motor vehicles upon request in exchange for down payments ranging from $85,000 to $100,000.
According to law enforcement officials, it was purported by the company that, upon the arrival of the motor vehicles, clients would pay the balance of the supposedly bargain prices before driving away with their prized assets.
However, it is being alleged that the company failed to keep its end of the bargain and the motor vehicles were never delivered to customers.
"We are aware that hundreds of persons have already been defrauded by this entity," an officer from MOCA told Loop News.
So far, MOCA has carried out operations resulting in the seizure of several motor vehicles, over $1 million and US$1,813 in cash.
Three persons have so far been arrested, officials say.
Police said they have also received reports that disgruntled clients of the entity have seized computers and other equipment from one or more of the locations.
"These devices contain material believed to be of evidentiary value to the ongoing investigation, therefore, persons in possession of these items are being asked to hand them over to our office," said the cops in a statement.