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JIT finds out Bilawal House paid Rs4mn bill through fake bank account

KARACHI: A report of the joint investigation team (JIT) has revealed that Bilawal House paid a bill of a restaurant through a fake bank account, ARY News reported. The report has discovered that the bank account was opened in the name of a fake company 'Logistic Trading'.  "Five bank accounts have been made on Logistic Trading's name," said the report.  The JIT report said a cheque was issued from the fake bank account for payment of the bill to the eatery 'Daily Restaurant'. It also revealed that Rs1,968…

Millions of rupees transactions noticed in widow’s bank account

KARACHI: Millions of rupees transactions have been detected in a fake bank account made in the name of a widow residing in Karachi, ARY News reported. Reports of fake bank accounts are surfacing every now and then in different parts of the country, specially in Karachi.  This is at least third fake bank account surfaced in the metropolis made without the knowledge of its owner and millions and billions of rupees have been transacted through them. After a faluda vendor and a factory labourer, now it has been…

Apex court forms JIT to probe fake bank accounts case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has constituted a six-member joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the fake bank accounts case.  "We constitute the following JIT for the purpose of conducting a thorough investigation into the matter of fake bank accounts subject matter of these proceedings to get to the truth, uncover the persons involved and collect all material evidence for the purpose of ensuring that in case an offence is made," reads the top court order in this regard. A bench of the apex court, headed by…

The ‘man on fire in Dubai mall’ video is fake – Here’s the truth

A video was making rounds recently showing a man on fire at a Dubai mall after a mobile phone battery reportedly exploded inside his pocket. But it’s now transpired that the location of the incident was misreported. According to Faisal Cp Kuttammakkal, who shared the video on Facebook — the fire was the result of the man’s mobile exploding inside his pocket. With over a hundred shares in less than 24 hours, the short clip, the caption of which in Malayalam translated to “an incident that just happened in Dubai”, had gone…

Russian agency offers fake restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW: A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor, the agency’s owner has confirmed. Marketing company Bacon Agency says it can circumvent TripAdvisor’s algorithm for detecting fraudulent posts and publish reviews in foreign languages ahead of an influx of fans from abroad. “What can you do if no Serbs and no Swedes have ever been to your venue and left a review?” Bacon Agency asks, in a brochure…

A museum in France discovers half of its paintings are fakes

FRANCE: A museum dedicated to the works of French painter Étienne Terrus has discovered that more than half of its collection is fake. The Terrus Museum in Elne, the southern French village where the painter was born, believes that 82 of 140 paintings are counterfeit. Elne's mayor, Yves Barniol, told local TV that an investigation into the paintings was first launched after art historian Eric Forcada raised his doubts about the authenticity of the museum's art. Forcada was working as a guest curator at the museum,…

VIDEO: Is Donald Trump’s hair fake?

A video of Donald Trump boarding Air Force One appears to show a bald patch at the back of his head is going viral, forcing rumour mills into action over his alleged use of wig. The recent video of the 45th President of the United States boarding Air Force One has thrown this even more into question, as the wind seems to show a huge bald patch at the back of his head. An unexpected gust of wind blasted his hair upwards, revealing the apparent extent of his hair loss as well as his long-hidden scalp. He is…