Fraudulent online shopping pages are ripping apart the trust of Pakistanis. On Thursday, a judicial magistrate directed Facebook’s administration to submit relevant information regarding an online shopping page which is scamming the public.
The hearing was based on the complaint filed by Masood Sarwar who reported the fraudulent online shopping site to the FIA, the leading investigative agency for cyber crimes in Pakistan.
Masood’s wife bought a dress from an online shopping page on Facebook named “Five Star Couture” worth Rs. 13,000 which was paid through mobile banking service provided by a cellular company.
His wife never received the dress and later on, the contact numbers of the page owners were found switched off when she tried to lodge the complaint.
According to FIA, the fake online shopping page has defrauded not just the complainant but hundreds of other people as well.
With the introduction of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016, many people are now reporting such shady practices that are harming people in the digital world.
Last month, a consumer filed a complaint against a fraudulent online shopping site for deceiving him. The district consumer protection court then directed FIA to investigate the fraudulent online sites that are cheating people out of their hard earned money.