Federal Investigation Company on Friday detected a web based fraud of Rs100 billion utilizing a cryptocurrency and issued discover to the native consultant of Binance.
Sharing particulars of the fraud, Further Director of the FIA cybercrime wing Imran Riaz stated that these concerned within the on-line fraud transferred the cash overseas through cryptocurrency.
“We launched a probe after receiving complaints concerning a fraud involving billions of rupees being dedicated utilizing 9 on-line functions,” he stated and added that they’d sought solutions on this regard from a consultant of the cryptocurrency in Pakistan.
He shared that folks invested between US$100 to US$80,000 in fraud functions. “Those that developed these apps have been linked to cryptocurrency,” the FIA official stated.
He stated that they’ve sought particulars of all these linked to the fraud with the Binance cryptocurrency and their crypto accounts can be suspended. The FIA official additional shared that cryptocurrency is being utilized in cash laundering and terror financing.
Final 12 months in September, the central financial institution opposed using digital forex within the nation saying it has already issued an advisory warning towards commerce in digital forex as it isn’t authorized tender.