Cybercrime Wing of FIA arrests culprits for selling fake accounts in PUBG

The accused were arrested in three different raids.

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Cybercrime Wing of FIA arrests culprits for selling fake accounts in PUBG

FIA has arrested two culprits for ‘minting money’ by selling fake accounts in PUBG in Faisalabad.

The Cybercrime Wing of the FIA has arrested two suspects who scammed people off of hundreds of thousands of rupees on the pretext of ‘selling’ accounts of the online game.

FIA arrests individuals for selling fake PUBG accounts

The accused were arrested in three different raids. The two of them were involved in selling online game IDs, meanwhile, one of them was caught blackmailing a woman through explicit videos.

A complainant accused Ameer Hamza and Hasan Shakir of scamming him into giving Rs820,000 for the PUBG account. The two have been booked under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca).

Culprit arrested for blackmailing woman with videos

Likewise, the FIA cybercrime cell also arrested another culprit, named Zaheer Babar, for sharing objectionable photos of the complainant on social media.

He was blackmailing the woman, and objectionable material has been recovered from his mobile phones as well to further solidify the claims.

Prior to this, the FIA arrested a couple of scammers for stealing money from children by enticing them with fake prizes in online gaming competitions. The gang would arrange fake gaming competitions with registration fees ranging from Rs6,000 to Rs8,000. After they received payments, they would block their communication channels and disappear.

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