Wykiwali ministra cyfryzacji. Został oszukany na 100 tys. zł

They tricked the Minister of Digital Affairs. He was defrauded of 100,000. zloty

Minister of Digitization Krzysztof Gawkowski shared interesting information. It turns out that he was defrauded of PLN 100,000. zloty.

Krzysztof Gawkowski described the unusual situation that happened to him on Twitter. It turns out that the Minister of Digitization was defrauded of PLN 100,000. zloty. This is how much it cost him to buy a car that turned out to be illegal.

The Minister of Digitization was defrauded of PLN 100,000. zloty

The situation is quite unusual, because it seems that Krzysztof Gawkowski made every effort to thoroughly check the car that he bought from a private person in October 2023. The head of the Ministry of Digital Affairs checked the vehicle by VIN number and additionally went to an authorized Peugeot service center to check it. Despite confirming that everything was fine, after half a year it came to light that the politician had fallen victim to a fraudster.

In October 2023, we are buying a car – Peugeot 5008 from a private person. Before purchasing, we check the vehicle by the VIN number and additionally go to an authorized Peugeot service center for inspection. We pay for the checking service and receive confirmation. We buy a car with all its history and register it at the transport office. We invest, use it for over half a year and now we find out that the car is illegal.

– wrote the Minister of Digitization.

After half a year, it turned out that the car had a twin in France, probably with the same VIN number. Meanwhile, Krzysztof Gawkowski bought a counterfeit version that appeared in Poland. The car was seized by the police and the prosecutor's office, which means a loss of approximately PLN 100,000 for the minister. PLN, because that's how much it cost him to buy the vehicle.

The politician admitted that he had no grudge against the police and prosecutor's office, because they operate professionally. At the same time, he announced that he would pursue his rights and intended to file a lawsuit, probably against the dishonest seller, but perhaps also against the service center that assured him of the legality of the car.

No matter how long the case takes, and probably years, it cannot happen that a citizen buys something, checks it with the manufacturer in good faith, and in the end everyone says it's not my fault.

– wrote Krzysztof Gawkowski.

The minister also announced that he would try to introduce legislative changes. In his opinion, before buying a car, every citizen should have the opportunity to check whether there is a clone of it somewhere in the European Union.

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