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FIA busts gang allegedly involved in activating SIMs via fake fingerprints

MULTAN: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday busted a gang allegedly involved in activating mobile SIMs using fake fingerprints, ARY NEWS reported.

According to details, the FIA team carried out a raid in Sargodha and arrested the accused allegedly involved in activating SIMs through illegal means. “We have recovered a laptop, mobile SIMs and fingerprints from their possession,” the agency said.

The accused also used the fingerprints to activate fake mobile accounts.

In a similar action in July last year, cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) busted a gang allegedly involved in selling SIMs activated through illegal biometric machines from Lahore.

The FIA team arrested young boys and owners and employees of the franchise of a private mobile company for their alleged role in the entire scam from Shahdara area of the city.

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The franchise owner used young boys for selling SIMs activated through illegal means.

The FIA team recovered internet devices, SIMs, mobile phones and laptops from their possession. A case was also registered against them at the cybercrime police station of the agency.

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