Suspect arrested for scamming female doctor with fake overseas work visa

Suspect Babar Shahzad was also extorting money and blackmailing the female doctor

Our Correspondent June 14, 2024


The Cyber Crime Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested suspect Babar Shahzad on Friday involved in extorting money and blackmailing a female doctor.

Under the supervision of Inspector Hamira Islam, the FIA team arrested the main suspect.

Babar Shahzad and his associates Badar Shahzad, and Osman Rashid were charged under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) for fraud, deception, and extortion, as well as aiding and abetting.

Babar and Badar, siblings from Attock, duped the doctor into transferring $1,900 to Babar's account under false pretences of securing a work visa for a job in the Maldives.

Exploiting objectionable images, the suspects harassed the victim through WhatsApp and social media platforms. They continued to blackmail her and damage her reputation within her family.

According to an FIA spokesperson, Babar carried out the financial transactions on his brother's instructions. Raids are underway to apprehend Badar Shahzad and Osman Rashid, also known as Osama Bashir.

Commending the swift action and thorough investigation by the FIA team in Islamabad, the affected doctor encouraged others facing similar situations to promptly contact the FIA Cyber Crime Wing.



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