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FIA uncovers Rs2bn online scam

Sialkot: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has uncovered Rs 2 billion online fraud, prime suspect arrested on Wednesday.

According to media details, prime suspect Liaquat Ali and Ahsan Raza, along with their family members had launched a website business in Faisalabad in June 2015 and closed it in November the same year.

Through the website they asked people to get registered with them against certain amount and earn profits (by posting and clicking advertisement).

To won confidence of their clients they started giving away a few thousands rupees as profit through the website More than 5000 people were affected by the scam.

According to FIA Cyber Crime Deputy Director Punjab Sajjad Bajwa, “We have detected Rs 200 million in a few accounts of the prime suspect. We are conducting raids to arrest his accomplices and will recover the looted money,”

“The suspects have also laundered huge sums abroad. A case under money laundering will also be registered against them after getting evidence,” Mr Bajwa said.

Federal Investigation Agency has sent the laptops and mobile phones recovered from the suspect for forensic examination.