ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cyber Crime Cell has claimed to have apprehended a foreign national for deceiving people in Islamabad on Tuesday.
According to FIA officials, on the complaint of a citizen an FIA team arrested the foreign national from a hotel in Islamabad.
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 friendship with locals in Islamabad on social media by impersonating himself as a member of a royal family, the FIA officials added. They added many people had lodged complaints against the arrested accused.
Earlier on April 5, a man was arrested as he swindling people by collecting cash in the name of government COVID-19 relief fund.
According to the Divisional Superintendent of Police (DSP), the man was arrested near Khanna Bridge Islamabad while he was collecting cash from citizens in the name of COVID-19 relief fund. Police have registered an FIR against the accused and started further investigation.