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Woman robbed of Dhs7,000 after being lured into buying cat online, gets compensation in Abu Dhabi

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A social media post displaying the promised cat for sale.

Aya Al Deeb, Staff reporter

The Abu Dhabi Family and Civil and Administrative Court ordered two people to pay a woman Dhs 10,000, including Dhs 7,000 she had already paid them for the purchase of a cat she had seen on the social networking site Instagram, and 3,000 Dhs in compensation for the damages she suffered following the seizure of her money.

The details of the case go back to an earlier time, when a woman filed a lawsuit in which she demanded to make two people pay her Dhs 7,100, in addition to Dhs 5,000 in compensation for property damage. and morals, in addition to the costs and expenses of the case.

The complainant indicated that the respondent had fraudulently stolen 7,100 Dhs from her by computer means. She attached a copy of a criminal verdict to the trial.


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The court said that the respondent, through the social networking site Instagram, deceived the complainant by selling her a cat, and after transferring Dhs 7,100 to her account, after that they did not respond to her and she did not did not receive the cat.

The court pointed out that there was evidence that the respondent deliberately did not hand over the cat.

The court ordered them to return the sum transferred to them by the woman, ie 7,100 Dhs, as well as 3,000 Dhs in compensation for the material and moral damages she had suffered.

They were also ordered to pay the costs and expenses of the trial.