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FIA Cyber Crime circle arrests scammer duping millions in Bitcoin name

January 17, 2023 06:47 PM


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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Circle Karachi Tuesday arrested a scammer who swindled hundreds of people out of millions in the name of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The accused Zafar Rana via YouTube scammed people by asking them to invest and get hefty profits in return. Rana duped hundreds of victims with the scam and took at least 10 to 50 thousand euros per person. The accused laundered all the scammed money to Dubai and Turkey.

Upon the allegations of fraud from the victims, the culprit fled from Pakistan. FIA’s Cyber Crime team, during a raid, arrested Zafar when he returned.

The raid team recovered two mobile phones, a laptop, a passport, nine ATM cards from different banks, Bittrex and Bitcoin cards, suspicious money transaction documents and an expensive car from the accused.

A case has been filed against the accused and his facilitators and further investigation has started.



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