Faisalabad: FIA arrests 300 online scammers, who pretended to be bank employees and stole millions

The FIA was forced to take official action against the culprits after over 150 cases of online fraud were reported by the public.

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In Faisalabad, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested more than 300 online scammers, who stole millions in rupees.

The FIA was forced to take official action against the culprits after over 150 cases of online fraud were reported by the public. The way the scammers operated was that they’d make phone calls to consumers through software, and pretend to be bank employees. Following this, they would obtain account details or offer to change ATM cards, and acquire the credentials.

According to official reports from the FIA, the conmen are using the internet to fulfill their motive and they specifically targeted the city of Faisalabad. However, the number of fraud cases happening online in such a manner is increasing on a daily basis. More than 1,100 Faisalabadis have fallen victim to the crime so far in 2022, and have lost millions of rupees from their bank accounts.

Back in the year 2021, the digit was less, as it stood at 900, where the victims were scammed and lost their money. This is why, it is essential to be careful when it comes to such spam calls, and not give your credentials to anyone unless you’re completely sure that they’re bank employees or officials. With more and more of the public becoming active on social media, cyber frauds are becoming extremely common, hence, it is best that you keep yourselves protected.

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