Key group member involved in telephone banking fraud arrested


GUJRANWALA: A key member of a group involved in telephone banking fraud was arrested from Hafizabad late Monday night.

According to officials from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the group was involved in scamming people and withdrawing millions from over 60 bank accounts in the Gujranwala region.

The key group member, Shabbir, was arrested from Hafizabad on a tip-off of another member, Shafiq, who had been taken into custody earlier.

“Shafiq was arrested on September 28 while withdrawing money from a bank in Hafizabad,” FIA Assistant Director Ahsan Iqbal said.

“During investigation, he shared important information regarding the group involved in bank frauds.”, he added.
“In the last three months, the group scammed over 60 people and withdrew millions from their bank accounts. Those affected by the scam include lawyers, police officers and professors,” Iqbal added.

The suspects also reportedly transferred Rs500,000 from the account of an Attock resident.