Woman held for defrauding men on Facebook


Staff Reporter
The Federal Investigation Agency's cyber-crime wing apprehended on Wednesday a
woman in Karachi for defrauding people on Facebook by using pictures of her niece, an FIA official
said.The woman used to share pictures of her niece to befriend people on Facebook, according to FIA
official Amber Baig. She would ask young men for mobile top-ups and gifts.The official said a man had
been talking to the woman for seven or more years, mistaking her for a young girl. Baig said the man
didn’t know he was talking to a 60-year-old woman. The woman’s niece contacted the FIA after the man
tracked down her real profile on Facebook. He informed her that her pictures were being used to lure
men from a fictitious account. According to the girl, the man told her that he had filed a complaint with
the FIA.The accused woman confessed to her crime. "I shared with him the picture of my niece," she
said. "What I did was wrong."