Two scammers were caught by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cybercrime Circle in Faisalabad after they made hundreds of thousands of rupees by selling fake PUBG online accounts.
According to the report, the suspects, Hassan Shakir and Ameer Hamza, allegedly defrauded the complainant and had stolen about Rs. 820,000/-Pkr
FIA has detained three suspects in three separate operations; two of them were connected to the PUBG account scam, while the third is accused of using inappropriate photos to blackmail a woman. Cases have been filed against them under the act 2016 PECA (Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act).
The third suspect, Zaheer Babar, was also imprisoned by the FIA’s Cybercrime Circle as a result of circulating obscene images of the complainant online in a separate operation. According to the FIA, the suspect attempted to use the victim’s photographs as a form of blackmail.
In addition, Babar’s mobile phone was also found to have other offensive content during the initial investigation phase.
The intelligence company FIA detained a group of scammers last month for stealing significant amounts of money from kids by attracting them with rewards in fake internet gaming competitions. The gang set up fake gaming tournaments with entry fees ranging from Rs. 6,000 to 8,000, and after collecting the money, it would shut off the participants’ contact lines and vanish.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is looking into hundreds of incidents on daily basis, in which women, children, and adults are being scammed through social media and internet chat services and demanded millions of dollars. According to the sources, scammers use fake documents, fake IDs, and images and videos of individuals to trick them into sending money to their internet accounts.
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