NAB issues warnings of telephonic fraud to general public

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau sent mass text messages to the general public on Thursday cautioning them of the latest form of telephonic fraud to hit the country. 

The message body read, “National Accountability Bureau would like to inform General Public that some deceitful persons have been cheating public using name of fake game shows to promote illicit lucky draws and fake prizes i.e. cash, expensive vehicles etc. People have been receiving calls from various mobile and landline numbers informing them of their lucky draw wins. Later, they are asked to deposit varying amounts of money in bank accounts or otherwise. Hence, Public is advised not to share their personal information or deposit any amount in such scams and report the same to relevant authorities.”

As the number of game shows increase on several entertainment channels in the country, the risk and occurrence of fraud related to the game shows has also increased. There are several ways in which such frauds are being carried out, ranging from calls from numbers similar to banks’ helplines asking for confidential accounts information, to texts and calls telling the public that they have won a prize and need to deposit some money to receive the said prize. Other forms of such telephonic frauds include text messages about BISP program or Ehsaas Program offering money, as well as some form of gold or cash prizes being offered by telecommunication companies.

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  1. 03333343566 mujhe aapka message a rahe hain ka app ka koi kas gift enaam jis ma app message karrhai ha air account number ya h too ma Kya karro aur ma aap sa kasa contact karru gift from have to beem.tum appna enaam hasil karro .lucky draws and fake bhut garib Banda hu aap sa Jo ho saktha h ap mujh sa contact karrai.

  2. Sir, you guide me plz.
    I am ready for u meeting. where are you come from .
    My sim is ufone . where is my lucky draw.
    My phone coming in text plz you guide me .
    Cell No # 03333343566
    NIC No # 42201-6868532-1

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