Banking Frauds

Letter to The Editor,

There has been quite a surge in bank-related fraudulent activities. It has been the second time in the past few months that I got called from a local number who claimed himself to be an army official from Islamabad and asked me about my bank details. Initially, he asked me if I worked as an employee or if I run a business. After getting my answer, he said in order to get myself verified, I must tell him my bank details. Being a former prey to the same fraud, I was aware about the trap he was trying to lure me in. I, therefore, straight away threatened him to give his number to rangers. However, on receiving the threat, he hanged up immediately.

The number of such activities are on the rise and the concerned authorities are unable to apprehend the culprits. It is the responsibility of the government and the authorities to take stern action against those who are involved in this crime.

Ayesha Imran, Karachi