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Fake prize schemes: FIA arrests three for scamming people

They have looted millions from the public

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 11, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
Posted: Nov 11, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

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The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Rawalpindi Cyber Crime Wing arrested Thursday three men from Faisalabad for scamming people under the guise of fake prize schemes.

According to the FIA, suspects who were identified as Akbar, Asif and Aslam looted millions from the public.

The FIA has seized their mobile phones and has recovered data on fake prize schemes that they were allegedly running.

A case has been registered against the suspects under the Electronic Crime Act and an inquiry has been initiated.

Section 420 [fraud] of the Pakistan Penal Code has also been added to the FIR. The iagency is further investigating the case.

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