The victim told his family that he was heading to buy an autoradio DVD.
Rabat – On Sunday, Moroccan authorities found the body of a 22-year old Moroccan in an apartment for rent in the Al Jaych El Malaki avenue in Fez.
The 22-year old allegedly told his family that he was leaving to buy an autoradio DVD he found available on advertisements website.
The disappearance of the young man worried his family, who contacted the police to report on their missing son.
One of the suspects, believed to have kidnapped the victim, reportedly called his family to ask them for a ransom.
The father of the victim accepted to give the suspects the ransom. The suspects, however, did not call the father back.
Moroccan authorities later found the body of the victim, who was allegedly slaughtered inside the appartement.
Security services in Fez and Tangier worked in collaboration to arrest the suspects. The suspects were arrested in Ksar El Kebir, a city in North Morocco.
The incident is not the first of its kind. While there has recently been great focus on the dangers of fake news and unreliable advertisement spread by tech giants, relatively small advertisements website are no strangers to equally dangerous online hazards.
In addition to fraudulent advertisements with the aim of extorting money from victims, there have been other instances where the security, well-being, and in some case the life of persons are put in jeopardy as a result of an online announcement.