FIA’s Cyber Crime Unit shuts down fraud website and jails the owner
You may have heard of several online businesses that promise you money for clicking on links. The truth is that there is no website or online businesses that can guarantee you money for just clicking. If that could happen, money would be no object, would it?
Recently, the owner of the website e2Click.com (short for earn to click) was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for online business fraud. In an investigation, the Cyber Crime Unit of the FIA raided the house of Liaquat Ali (owner of e2Click.com) in Lahore after a case was registered against him in FIA, Faisalabad. According to the reports, Liaquat was involved in a fraud of PKR 1 billion!
Sajjad Bajwah, the Deputy Director of the Cyber Crime Unit was in-charge of this operation. Liaquat Ali was running a website that promised people up to $800 worth of money for just clicking on links on his website. However, upon investigation, it was discovered that all this was just a scam and none of the individuals that contributed earned anything at all. The website has been removed by the FIA, and according to the assets collected (laptops, cheque books, and other documentations), the total net worth of the fraud was one billion rupees.
There are several similar websites that are running on the internet – we advice you to be careful and never get indulged in activities with these websites.
Source – morenews.pk