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FIA receives 1244 complaints about unauthorized ATM transactions.

ISLAMABAD -- Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received 1244 complaints regarding unauthorized transactions through Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and Internet Banking Fund Transfer (IBFT) till November 08 this year.

Out of 1244 complaints, 524 have been converted into regular enquiries, 35 converted into First Information Reports (FIRs) and 463 are at verification stage in Cybercrime Wing of FIA.

A data showing number of complaints submitted in cybercrime Wing of FIA on account of illegal and unauthorized bank transactions through ATMs or other means in the country since January 1, 2018 on Sunday revealed that 76 persons have also been apprehended in above said cases during the period.

The sources said 222 complaints are still pending in Cybercrime Wing.

State Bank of Pakistan is regulatory body of all commercial/national banks as well as international banks in Pakistan with regard to any sort of transaction either cash or interbank.

However, FIA, being an investigation Agency has been taking legal action on receipts of complaints from customers of different banks involved in such illegal transactions from their bank accounts.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 31, 2018
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