Messages and ads in social networks have helped a young resident of the United Arab Emirates to discover his car after it was stolen on the way from France to England.
This is reported internetua.com.
Alfahim Abdullah (Abdullah Alfahim), Instagram famous blogger in Dubai, hired a company for the transportation of cars to transport his Lamborghini Aventador, which he owned for about a year, from Cannes to London. Later he found that the car shipping company was fraudulent.
30-year-old Abdullah received an offer of assistance in sending a vehicle from the fake page in Instagram, after he published a post in which he said that he takes a car from Dubai to Europe.
“The company took my car from the Intercontinental in Cannes where I was staying. The day before I arrived in London, her representative called me and said that Lamborghini will arrive in London within the hour. After that he blocked my number, and I didn’t hear it,” he told Alfakhim by phone from London.
After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the company, Alfakhim realized that his luxury car was stolen. He informed the Interpol, the European police office and the UAE Embassy in London, who began a thorough search of the car.
Due to a number of social media posts that went viral, the police were able to find a car in Poland. Also arrested were Polish citizens who have committed theft. Alfakhim published photographs of the arrested suspect, as well as Polish police officer standing next to his Lamborghini.
“He obviously sent a car from France through Italy to Poland, then he planned to go to Russia through Ukraine, but through Interpol, the Polish police and the Embassy, he was stopped,” said Alfakhim.
At present the supercar is the UAE Embassy in Poland, which Alfakhim is holding talks about whether the car sent to London. “I may have to go and get it,” he said.
When his car is gone, close friends of Alfahim, popular social networks, has uploaded photos of a Lamborghini in Instagram and Snapchat, to help him find it.
The posts became viral, and more than 70 000 subscribers in Instagram Alfahim distributed amongst users from Europe, Egypt, Morocco and many Arab countries. They were also distributed among European bloggers – owners of supercars, photographers and published in the pages of some foreign Newspapers.
“Coverage on social networks was enormous, and, fortunately, it helped the police find the car,” said Abdullah Alhakim.
Alfakhim – fan of supercars. His previous Lamborghini Aventador top 10 fastest cars in the world. “Social networking helped the police find my car, and I am very grateful to the people who helped to distribute this information,” he said. “I would also like to Express my gratitude to Interpol and Polish police for their hard work and extensive searches”.