I was sold a car that stopped work­ing on my way home - am I a vic­tim of fraud?

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS... -

For the past 8 years work­ing in Dubai I have been dream­ing of own­ing a per­sonal car and af­ter search­ing and mak­ing sav­ings found one car, a Volvo 2008 model. Called the per­son and he told me that he is liv­ing in Dubai Ma­rina and his wife was us­ing this car. I was con­vinced by the ad­dress, per­son and writ­ings of ads and on 8th May went to get the car. Af­ter it passed its reg­is­tra­tion the deal was fi­nalised for Dhs21,000. I paid him cash and left for home to Shar­jah with the car. On the way while driv­ing to Shar­jah from Bar­sha the en­gine got heated up and the ve­hi­cle stopped mov­ing. The car was taken away and the next day I called the me­chanic to ask about it. He in­formed me that this ve­hi­cle had been re­paired be­fore with tem­po­rary so­lu­tions. I am now stuck be­cause of ex­pen­sive main­te­nance. Can some­one tell me is this fraud or not? Muham­mad, Shar­jah

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