Seven held for defrauding people, stealing money from their accounts


Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing on Tuesday arrested seven persons for allegedly depriving people of money by using their personal data, a private media outlet reported.

The suspects would defraud people by offering them a prize in lotteries and lucky draw schemes to collect their data.

The FIA said that mobile phones, credit cards, bank transaction slips and audio recordings were also recovered from the detainees, who were busted in Gujranwala.

“The accused also possessed forged documents of Saudi Arabian citizenship and a telecom company,” a statement issued by the agency said.

The alleged criminals include Jameel, Imran, Nadeem, Umar, Hassan, Muhammed Jumma and Sagheer. Cases have been registered against them under the Cybercrime Act.