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FBR’s peon deprived of money in latest bank fraud

OKARA: A latest case of deceitful bank transaction was reported on Tuesday (today) from Okara, in which a peon of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was deprived of Rs 202,000 from his bank account, ARY NEWS reported.

The peon of the country’s supreme tax collection body was deprived of his cash deposited in banks as he shared confidential details over a phone call, who pretended himself to be calling from the concerned bank.

Detailing the media about the scam, the peon of FBR complained that, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other concerned departments despite several complaints, have failed to take any step for return of his vanished money from the bank account.

The cyber crime wing of FIA earlier today arrested a key gang member of fraudsters’ team involved in telephone banking fraud.

The arrest is deemed as a major breakthrough in the case as innocent people are being stripped off their money, almost on daily basis, by falling prey to the banking fraud done through phone calls.

As per the Assistant Director FIA, the culprit, Shabbir, was taken into custody from Hafizabad on a tip of another suspect, Shafiq, who was earlier arrested on September 28 by the agency.

With the arrest of these two members of the cheaters’ gang, important information was collected regarding the whereabouts of other gang members, the FIA official said, adding that more arrests are expected from different areas of Punjab in coming days.

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