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‘Don’t Share Personal Information On Phone,’ FIA Issues A Serious Alert

By Atiya Riffat

A threat alert has issued by The Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Cell to citizens to beware from sharing personal information to anyone on their phone calls.

On Thursday, the letter was issued. It has been examined that fraudsters made the fake telephone calls, impersonating themselves as Pakistan armed officials and representative officers of banking helpline representatives.

On the pretext of data verifications and prize schemes, the fraudsters try to take the personal details like CNIC and bank accounts numbers.

Therefore, according to the notice the citizens are advised not to take any calls or messages from unknown numbers claiming to be representatives of Pakistan army or bank officials and also not to give any personal details, CNIC and bank account information to fraudsters as it could cause serious financial loss.

The Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Cell has issued a threat alert to citizens to beware from sharing personal information to anyone on phone calls.

Earlier, a government department had warned public. In January this year, DG ISPR had asked public not to share any personal and bank account information. And also not take call from unknown numbers claiming to be representatives of Pakistan army or bank officials without any verification.

Nine Men Arrested by FIA

Meanwhile, during raid on Thursday, on the information of fraudulent withdrawal of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), FIA Faisalabad arrested nine accused persons.

FIA officer said that Telenor employees in involvement with the bank officials and BISP employees are found associated with the withdrawal of BISP funds allocated for deserving women through biometric tabs on the pretext of biometric verification.

 

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