Australia: Pakistani woman scams an entire neighborhood of $5 million

Even the people closest to you can betray you. The Pakistani residents of Australia witnessed a real-life incident recently which has made them believe in this quote so much more.

A video went viral on social media calling out well-known Australian community member and owner of a posh clothing selection, Amina Muhammad, for scamming people. The video details an account of how the woman scammed 30 members of a community in the name of “committees”.

According to details, Amina Muhammad has conned people for approximately $5 million.

The Pakistani-Australian victims have now taken to social media to call out the scammer and beware other people to steer clear of any involvement in her committee schemes. Sharing her story on Facebook, a victim of the scam said:

Amina Muhammad was first a resident of Craigieburn, but later she moved to Glen, Waverly. And then it all began.

How did Amina Muhammad scam an entire neighborhood?

According to reports, Amina Muhammad befriended the Pakistani community of Glen, Waverly as soon as she moved to the area. She used to invite many Pakistani students to her luxurious home on various religious occasions for dinner and eventually became their older sister.

As time went on, she started inviting families to her home for religious gatherings and pitched them the committee idea. Since people had started trusting her, they decided to give Amina Muhammad their money for the committee.

However, they couldn’t believe themselves when Amina Muhammad fled after collecting money from the community residents. The woman looted the hard-earned money of many Pakistanis residing in Australia, including sole traders, business people, housewives, students, and more.

After losing millions of dollars, the Australian-Pakistani community has taken to Facebook to spread the word so the scammer woman cannot target any more people. These people also hope that social media will become their weapon in locating the run-away woman or attracting the attention of authorities so they can get their money back.

What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.

  • I am an Australian citizen in the United States. I came to USA from Australia in mid-January, 2020. In March 2020, WHO declared the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, I have not been able to return due to travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines upon arrival.

    My wife was a very well-respected person in the Melbourne community. She helped students and others in need of lump sum cash by honestly managing a “committee contribution”. She cooked and distributed food for them during Ramadan.

    She also runs her import/export business of linen from Pakistan to Australia. She has been recognized for her entrepreneurial spirit and motivation for other women. I am not a partner or shareholder or involved in her business.

    Due to circumstances beyond her control, the most recent investments have not materialized due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at various levels.

    When the investors created panic and started harassing her, she informed me. They stressed her out by continuously calling her, coming to the house, and having someone monitor her movements in a car parked in front of the house. She got hospitalized at Royal Melbourne Hospital. I spoke to the doctor and she advised me to take her out of this stressful situation as soon as possible as she is at high risk of a heart attack when her blood pressure shoots up. I could potentially lose her.

    Following her departure, videos and photos got posted which included her son and me who have nothing to do with the business transactions.

    You can also independently verify how much a container of bedsheets and towels costs from any factory in Pakistan. It is less than 1 crore PKR. The figure of $5 million you have posted is highly inflated.

    Once her condition stabilizes, I will file a defamation lawsuit for myself and my son for the remainder of our lives. The court may limit the penalties on you to the number of views beyond today’s count. If we get a favorable judgment, it may be imposed on the assets of people involved in producing, promoting, and hosting the defamatory material.

    All evidence will be presented in court. If you will be among the defendants, I require your mailing address.

    If you remove this article, I will not include you in the lawsuit and the matter will be amicably resolved between us.

    I am advised not to produce any “response videos or articles”.

      • Prove it, give me your name and address so O can serve you a legal notice to allow you to prove fraud in the court.

      • Explaining the situation is not cowardness. Please provide me your name and address if you are not a coward so that I will include you in the lawsuit and see how brave your are to defend them in court.

    • What an idiot, many of the affectees clearly had no link to her business, but got scammed in committees. Rather than saying once her wife’s condition get better, she will come back and return the money this besharam person is sending out legal threats

      • Explain to me how can a committee of 20,000 dollars distributed monthly, is equal to 5 million dollars. If you can figure this out, you are not an idiot.

        • I never mentioned 5million cause you need to be much smarter to scam ppl off 5million. But there is no reason to stop committee mid way. It is very likely that comittee money was used to fund the business with a good intention to return to all partied at a later date and when business lost money baji escaped

          • I invite you to join the lawsuit to prove your point in court. Please write your name and email address so that you can also be served the legal notice with committee defendants.

          • My sincere advice, since the matter is out in public (unfortunately), hiding behind lawsuit will bring even more shame and disrepute. If there is no wrong doing on ur end, best would be to come out in public and explain ur side with evidence.

          • We should have a public judicial website, where they bring their documents, agreements, bank statements, their previous profits, and we have a public jury to give a verdict.

    • I read an article about you that you used to prescribe “opioids” to your patients which is so dangerous that’s why Australian government suspended you and you ran away to US. Your wife scammed so many people they are crying for their hard earned money and here you are giving threats to not defame you?? You seriously need some mental help along with your wife, just wait and watch till those articles and videos get million views and the whole world will know about your fraud if you don’t return the money sooner.. Allah ki laathi mai bhi der hai Andher nahe! And yes make your jannah in this temporary world lekin jitni bud duayen wahan leke jaoge you will not be spared. Ask for forgiveness from people and return their money instead of giving threats!!

      • Those who defame me will pay me in the Hereafter. Nobody gave me money which I have to pay back. Send me any proof from anyone who paid me anything in this matter. I will take your namaz, roza credits in the Hereafter for false accusations. The more you write, the more you will pay me in Aakhirat.

        • Wow!! so now you don’t want people to write about your scam because you will take their namaz roza in Akhirat! and what about you scammers who have taken innocent people’s money will you be not taken in jahannum?? Like I said you need some serious mental help you are a clear case of narcissistic personality disorder who doesn’t want to admit their mistakes and still talking about Qayamat/Akhirat do you even fear the Akhirat ?? the parents who invested in committee because of their kids, small babies of the family their education their health are crying everyday!! khilao apnay bachon ko haram dekhna kya krte hain wo tumhare sath! And yes the more I write the more people will know about your scam im NOT scared of scammers like you ! I’ll keep spreading videos and articles about you! bus sir jee buhat use krlia religion ko apne, apne scam k liye ab threats k liye bhi religion ko use krhe ho!! Apni akhirat k barey mai kabhi seriously sochna!!

          • Write as much as you want. Allah knows the truth and Allah will do justice against those who write falsehood without seeing the evidence.

    • Hi Mahmood Ahmed,

      Thanks for this detailed response.
      I would very much so like to be listed as a defendant in the court case. Unfortunately, I don’t wish to publically list my name and email address. I hope you can understand that.

      Do you have a central email address where I can forward my details? Thanks!

      Please get back to me ASAP.

      Kind Regards,

  • Instead of paying back to the victims, this con man copy pasted fabricated story. If u read it carefully u can find his lies quite easily. I am pretty sure this man used his wife for all this fraud.
    He is asking peoples address for serving a defamation notice but stuck in USA.
    Hundreds of thousands may have lost their hard earned money but he is worried pictures has been released.
    I think community need to file a police case to get his family arrested including him until proven not guilty.
    These kind of richies embarrass the whole nation but they dont feel shame because of their moral corruption. Its a shame he shd be arrested in USA.

    • Yes, sir come forward with evidence, not just your assumptions and feelings. When you file your reports against me, you will need to bring evidence. If you lose your investments in the stock market, you can file your case with the police so they can go after the owners of companies who went into loss. When there is enough evidence of maliciousness, they launch an investigation.

  • Look at your names
    #Amina Muhammad and #Mahmood Ahmed
    Both sur names are relate to Muhammad “PBUH” and then look at your fraud and attitude. If u guys think u both are cleanhanded just come forward and talk face to face those 30 or more person been ripped off from u guys and not to advice legal threats of defamation notices. Shame on you

    • Where and on which platform do you want me to come forward and talk? Who will be the host? A judge or jury?

  • In business losses can happen. She should talk to all investors rather than hiding. If there is loss in business why she escaped with committees and what about visa frauds. What about money laundering, she was using students and sending money overseas. Using hundi system as well. And list goes on. U can defend 1 thing but not everything. Even you are not her husband as she is using her 1st husband name on her passport.

    • They threatened her life. When she recovers, she will through her legal counsel. She is using her first husband’s name with my consent on her passport. I am legally married to her in Australia, not in Pakistan. There are several steps to make that happen on a Pakistan passport. I personally think that the father’s name should be the only name. Husbands can be changed.

      • U r such a shameless person that you allowed her to use her 1st husband name. She is not widowed. She is divorced with him. What about mufti Sahab of Sialkot whom she fraud in 2012. Mufti Sahab is still working hard and paying back money. It’s a rs 2 crore fraud she did. We are working with Pakistani media and willl bring all these facts on Pakistani media as well. She is not even PR or citizen of Australia. We have done her vevo check and she is on bridging visa A. If u r Australian citizen as u claimed and she is ur wife than why u didn’t sponsor her ? Answer is simple bcoz neither u r Australian citizen nor her husband. So stop making fool to us. Allah nay rassi daraz ki hoi thee aur ab khench lee hy. Ur conclusion is about to come. Just wait and see.
        Ur licensed is cancelled and u can’t practise now.

        • Allah has protected her life and she is safe. You have admitted to yourself you are a fool in your statement.

        • So the plot thickens, wohi na, if loss incured in business, then why stop committee. the least she couldve done was to handover committe managment to another member and disclose who has been paid so rest could keep rotation going. Like the affectee mentioned in video, she never provided evidence who was paid that month. All this fraudster platoon is doing is just regurgitating same story that lost money due to covid. No remorse or intention to pay back.

        • I m related to Amina,s :ex -ex husband. She got married twice before she married with this man name: Mahmood: if you want any information about her from day one just contact me please I will be able to tell who she is where she is right now, my what’s app number is. +33758712376,

  • @Mahmood Ahmed, it is very clear from your post that your wife used committe funds in her business which is Khayanat.

    And rather than being apologetic you are threatening others, which clearly shows your bad character.

    May Allah reward all of you, your wife and the victims according to your intentions (Niyyah). Aameen

    • Dear Imran, if you know how committees work, funds are distributed monthly. Those who get paid first are responsible for continuing payments. There is no cash in hand except for a month. For example, if she had 12 members putting in 2000 each, the maximum she would be able to use is 24,000 in a month before she pays the next person in line. I fail to understand how she converted $24,000 into $5 million.

      • Because that was not the only avenue from she collected the money. She claimed to be running many businesses and collected a lot of money from different individuals. Religion was used for the gullible folks of course.

        • Do the math for a $6.7 million AUD monthly committee for 20 people, how much each person has to contribute to get a $6.7 million committee?

  • Mr. Mahmood,
    why don’t you show up your address in the USA and I will show you how to send the legal notice, You are copying and pasting the same messages to all the people.

  • Getting interesting now.

    Person who can afford to live in Glen Waverley mansion owes money to people? Which i believe was rented? That house was last sold in 2016! Definitely not owned by the last occupant.

    I hope it goes to court because it will open a can of worms! And the sh*%t will get real!

    If you’re running business in Australia, one should have a business structure covering all legal requirements i-e Taxes, wages and all books and records should be available, if requested by the authorities.

    I would suggest both to parties should come forward and instead of making assumptions, blaming and defending yourselves on the social media or other forums, let the court of law decide.

    • In addition….

      I don’t understand why people invest without any Due Diligence?

      Ask yourself would a successful business person will ask for your investment????

      I leave it to that…..

      • Dear Name, I would ask these 20 people who contribute to a 67 lac Australian dollar a month committee why can’t they do business themselves?

    • You are aboslutely correct. The court is the correct avenue, not life threats what they did.

      • Daaktar Mahmood saab! Seems like you have a very good experience of getting dragged through the legal proceedings through your suspension of licenses over the years at the hands of different licensing bodies. Masha Allah, you have a very good history of dancing around the law and getting burnt in the process. Waisay yeh 2 numbri aap nay Scam Baji ko sikhai hai ya unhon nay aap ko sikhai hai? Waisay Daaktar sab, bari zor ka aik naya idiom aa raha hai, agar ijazat ho tou kar doon…. Daaktar saab pichwara bachatay bachatay, agwara kata bethay…

  • So final registration suspension order :

    His Medical registration in Australia has been canceled:


    For the reasons above, and with the primacy of patient safety in mind, we find in summary that:
    There is power to take immediate action under the National Law on two bases:
    Dr Ahmad’s registration has been suspended under the law of a jurisdiction, namely Alaska, that is not a participating jurisdiction (s 156(1)(d)); and
    It is reasonable to believe, as the Board did and as we do, that because of Dr Ahmad’s performance he poses a serious risk to persons and it is necessary to take immediate action to protect public health or safety (s156(1)(a)).
    In all the circumstances the discretion should be exercised to take immediate action; and
    As a result of the breadth of concerns identified, immediate action in the form of suspension is the minimum regulatory action required to protect public health or safety.
    We confirm the decision by the Board to take immediate action in the form of suspension of registration.

    E Wentworth

    Presiding Member

  • To clarify people the pain medication , opioid based and others, are drugs of addiction , like heroin, morhphine type.

    So they are not just used for pain control but for drug addiction as well.

    In Australia , its a big issue. The issues is not that these opiods base drugs can kill if taken in really high dose, the major issue is they can destroy a person life my making him drug addict.

    And while prescribing these drugs its important to think whether the patient pretending to be in pain , is actually selling these drugs.

    So it means prescribing these drugs on cash based consults, where the patient might not be using Private health insurance (in America not a good Medicare system) might mean that some if not all of them might be selling these prescribed drugs.

    Thats definitely like running a Heroine business…

    And the finding in above case clearly shows that This Dr Ahmad was not prescribing these medical appropriately even when knowing the dangers associated with such reclass prescribing….

    I am not sure how the system work in America. If Knowing about his malpractices in Alaska can become a reason for his registration cancellation in Australia, then how he would still be working in another American stat.

    People need to do some research.

    Also can anyone check his Visa status through VIVO as at the start of his conversation he mentioned he is an Australian Citizen, while he mention in court case that he hardly prescribed such medications in Australia.

    He has been living in America since 1993, so when and how he got Australia Citizenship…

    I wonder on those people who were investing in her business , whether they ever checked that what kind of visa she hold. Specially those who were investing for a sponsorship from her business , did they bother to check her own citizenship before.

    Also whenever some of my friend or relative buy a house, I first check it on realstate website that in how much they bought. When she moved from Craigiburn to Glen waverly saying people that she bought that house, did anyone bothered to check the owner of the business in which they are investing , how much she spent on buying that house.

    Seriously so many intelligent people, some of those who have their own businesses running , has been fooled in such a way….

    Although i am a witness but still its feels like something unbelievable..

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