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Fake app of bank deprives Motorway Police officer of Rs 0.7 million

ISLAMABAD: A police officer from the Motorway Police fell victim to cybercrime, losing Rs. 700,000 from his bank account.

The officer, identified as Shahid, fell prey to a fake bank application. He clicked on a verification link, resulting in the theft of his money.

Shahid stated that he did not receive any OTP or verification after clicking the link. Upon checking his account, he found that over Rs. 700,000 had been siphoned off.

Despite initial assurances from the bank administration regarding a refund, Shahid has not received any assistance despite numerous attempts.

He intends to file a complaint against the bank with the State Bank of Pakistan.

Earlier, a popular TV actor Sana Askari recently recounted a personal experience on a morning show, where she fell prey to an online scam involving an expensive bag purchase.

Despite her husband’s initial reservations due to the seller’s page having minimal likes and comments, she persuaded him to make the payment.

However, the next day, when she revisited the online page to explore more products, she discovered that the page had disappeared, and she was blocked on the WhatsApp number used for placing the order.

Despite her attempts to contact the seller, there was no response. Sana Askari then approached her bank with the provided account details, only to find out that the money had already been withdrawn.

In an effort to recover her funds, the actor sought assistance from NADRA, filed a complaint at a police station, and even visited the FIA office. Unfortunately, she had to eventually come to terms with the loss of her hard-earned money.

The incident serves as a cautionary tale about the risks of online scams and the importance of exercising caution when making transactions on the internet.

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