FIA arrests female foreign national on cybercrime charges

Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cybercrime wing claimed to have arrested a female foreign national and his accomplice over depriving citizens of Rs 5.2 million in Islamabad.

According to the FIA sources, the female foreigner and his accomplice were involved in depriving people of Rs 5.2 million during various cybercrime activities in the city.

The source said the woman used bank accounts of her accomplices to transfer money looted from the citizens, adding that a case has been registered against the accused under cybercrime laws.

Earlier this year, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said that it had received over 56,000 complaints relating to cyber crime during 2019 and registered 1086 cases against the accused.

The officials further said the arrested suspect was a member of an internet gang, adding that he had been swindling several citizens by luring them of sending dollars through his bank account.

The suspect used to make friends in Islamabad on social media accounts by impersonating himself as a member of a royal family, the FIA officials added.

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