Suspect in FIA Multan DAB Skimming Case
MULTAN: A suspect in an ATM skimming case has been arrested by officials in the Multan section of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), ARY News reported on Monday.
The intelligence agency has taken action against the gang involved in the ATM skimming fraud in Multan. A suspect has been arrested for plundering Rs 5 million belonging to citizens by installing skimming devices at an ATM.
According to the FIA spokesperson, two men had installed a skimming device at the ATM of the Saddar branch of the National Bank in Multan. After illegally retrieving citizens’ data, the defendants had withdrawn cash for millions.
The spokesperson added that the arrested man is identified as Muhammad Imran who was arrested in Gujranwala, while another suspect is still at large.
The FIA team also recovered five fake ATM cards, a magnetic strip, cutters, cell phones and a vehicle in their possession.
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Earlier in September last year, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) tracked down a gang involved in the ATM hacking in Rawalpindi.
The FIA had opened an investigation into the case after receiving numerous complaints of cash transfers from consumers’ bank accounts.
The initial investigation revealed that a gang of five including two government employees is involved in transferring money from people’s accounts after hacking ATMs. The gang operates from Rawalpindi.
The suspects have been found by the FIA and two of them work in government offices.