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Recently, another incident of online scam has occurred where a three-member scheming gang robbed an Additional District and Sessions Judge in Gujranwala of more than PKR 500,000. As per the details, the fraudulent gang called the judge on his phone and one of its partners presented himself as the agent of a bank. The unsuspicious Sessions Judge revealed all of his confidential information, including the pin codes of credit and debit cards.

Sessions Judge Gets Robbed in an Online Scam 

Within minutes of getting the facts, the gang withdrew over Rs. 500,000 from the judge’s bank account. The Sessions Judge reached the Cyber Crime Wing (CCW) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) when he acknowledged that he never authorized this transaction.

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FIA’s CCW Gujranwala jumped into action instantly and began conducting raids to catch the gang who led the online scam. Within a few hours, FIA successfully arrested all three members of the gang and retrieved the stolen amount. Another online scam case has also been reported against the three culprits under the relevant clauses of the concerned laws and further investigation is underway.

Fraudsters Are Depriving Citizens of Millions of Rupees 

Furthermore, the number of cases involving fraudsters depriving citizens of millions of rupees through online scams is on the rise across the country. While the online scam victims belong to all walks of life, businesspersons, government officials, lawyers, doctors, goods suppliers, and traders based in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta are more prone to online scammers.

Source: TechJuice


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