President takes notice of online banking frauds.

ISLAMABAD -- President Alvi has taken serious notice of the rising trend of online banking frauds where fraudsters obtain the contact details of bank clients and impersonate bank officials to obtain account and banking information from them, and using such details swindle money out of their bank accounts.

Expressing concern over the news reports about an online bank fraud wherein renowned novelist and playwright, Mirza Athar Baig was deprived of Rs1.1 million from his bank account by an online fraudster, the president said that it was upsetting that fraudulent activities and practices were on the rise in the banking sector. All this is despite the fact that hundreds of such fraud cases had been decided by the president through the Banking Mohtasib of Pakistan (BMP) and relief had been provided to the affected persons of online frauds.

The president directed the Banking Mohtasib of Pakistan to take serious and strong notice of this worrisome trend and take substantive, meaningful, and effective steps to put in place appropriate checks and balances and foolproof security systems by using technology capable of differentiating between genuine and fraudulent...

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