Punjab sees alarming rise in Cybercrime; 1612 reported cases in 5 months

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Cybercrime, despite the introduction of new legislation last year, has seen an increase in Punjab, Pakistan. In mere five months, the authorities have received 1612 cybercrime related complaints.

Currently, 351 complaints are under investigation where charges have been filed for 65 cases whose fate lies in the hands of the courts. Pakistanis are being victims

Pakistanis now apart from worrying about the usual phone snatching have to be on a look out for ATM card fraud, credit card fraud, lottery fraud, lucky draw fraud etc. According to the authorities, many of these fraudsters are looting money from the unsuspecting people.

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According to the authorities, many of these fraudsters are looting money from the unsuspecting people. Many criminal groups have stolen the ATM pin codes by attaching secret cameras with ATM machines of Allied Bank and Habib Bank.

The fake credit and ATM card makers are involved with many bank officials and thus creating an organized criminal network. Syed Shahid Hussain, Deputy Director FIA said that online fraud including bank fraud, email hacking, job fraud and spoofing people on the internet is increasing rapidly.

Earlier this year, FIA arrested two Chinese citizens Zhong Xianming and Zhong Xianquan red-handed while they were removing skimming devices and pinhole camera panel from an ATM facility in Clifton. It was later revealed that the stolen data from the ATMs was being sold on the darknet.

Previously, the authorities also arrested various scammers that made their living by stealing the hard earned money of people.

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