Friday, October 22, 2021

FIA arrests four hackers for siphoning off money from bank accounts


LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency on Thursday claimed to have arrested at least four hackers for siphoning off money from people’s bank accounts after managing to get their credit cards’  pin code.

FIA cyber crime wing, on tip off, conducted raids in Shekhupur, Nankana Sahib, Pir Mahal and Jhang and took the fraudsters into custody.

The FIA officials said that the suspects were associated with the bank fraudsters of South Africa, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

The gang, via modern technology, managed to use official phone numbers to contact bank customers to get information about their credit cards’ pin numbers.

FIA officials said that few bank officials and women were also associated with the gang. The looted money was deposited in different banks through women, the official said and added that the gang bought different shopping plazas, shops and form houses in different cities.

Read More: And now.. a retired soldier falls prey to bank fraud 

Earlier, a retired soldier of the Pakistan Army had become the latest prey to the fraudulent bank transaction as Rs281,000 vanished from his bank account in area of Kalabagh in Punjab province on November 9.

Retired army man, Awal Munir, a resident of Kach Tandar Khel, had been deprived of his funds deposited in his bank account.

As per the details, Mr. Munir’s funds were transferred in no time, soon after he provided details about his bank account to a man, who pretended to be calling from the Bank for the investigation purpose.

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