A team of 5 people have been arrested but two of their accomplices have been in a position to flee. They were arrested at a shopping mall in Lahore and operated at two of the city’s largest and most standard purchasing malls.
They are accused of stealing tens of millions of rupees via this scam. Rs3 million in cash, fake ID cards and passports were recovered from their possession.
The suspects have been identified as ringleader Mehboob Sadaqat, Muhammad Ahmed, Muhammad Ayaz Ansari, Owais Junaid and Shiraz. Sadaqat’s wife and a man named Sohail Baba have been able to escape.
Sadaqat had been arrested in 2015 for forging ID cards.
The FIA’s deputy director of cybercrime, Sarfaraz Chaudhry, proven their arrests.
Three of the arrested suspects were employees at shops and used the group’s card readers to steal people’s information. They additionally mounted pretend keypads and cameras at ATMs to steal people’s information.
The FIA said he additionally did this rip-off abroad.