Muzaffargarh resident loses Rs0.7million in suspected bank fraud

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MUZAFFARGARH: A resident of Muzaffargarh lost approximately Rs0.7 million in a suspected bank account fraud.

According to the victim, he received a call from a toll-free number with the callers requesting him to share his bank account details, which he provided.

However, Rs695,000 later disappeared from his two accounts.

The added that he approached the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over the incident.

The case follows a number of cases involving bank frauds in recent months.

In a similar type of scam, a pensioner, identified as Shaukat Ali, was deprived of Rs 100,000 from two of his bank accounts in Dera Ismail Khan last week.

Similarly, on November 7, a group of hackers withdrew more than Rs 400,000 from the account of a school teacher after obtaining his ATM pin code.

Speaking to media, the teacher said that the hackers called him from the helpline of a bank and sought his pin code. The callers had complete details of his account which was why he was compelled to share with them his password.

Relevant authorities have also advised against sharing sensitive information with callers.