Resident defrauded of Rs2 mln over phone call in Karachi


KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Authority’s (FIA) commercial bank circle on Monday said that a Karachi resident was duped of Rs2 million over a phone call from an unknown number.

It was reported that the petitioner, Binte Khan, filed a case against an unknown person who had called and threatened her into disclosing details of her bank account. The petition said that Khan received a call from the unknown number on September 29.

The caller asked the petitioner for details pertaining to her bank account. Upon refusal to disclose the details, the caller then told Khan that they would “destroy her property in Waziristan”.

Following the threat, Khan shared the details after which Rs two million from her account went missing.

According to an initial probe by the FIA, Omni Mobile Wallet accounts were used in the fraud.

The investigation revealed that Rs one million were transferred in Bushra Zahoor’s account in Jhang. The money was later withdrawn in Bahawalnagar through 25 Omni Mobile Wallet accounts and then in Karachi.

The people accused in the case were identified as Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Aslam and Rahman and efforts are underway to arrest all the accused.