When it comes to scamming, a tiny minority ends up giving Pakistan a bad name. Whether it is pretending to dupe people by fake Benazir income SMSes or fake Jeeto Pakistan calls, people are notorious for fooling gullible families and foreigners out of their hard-earned savings.
Recently a Canadian woman had a fair amount of money stolen, by none other than her Pakistani husband! The woman alleged that her husband siphoned off thousands of dollars from her bank account and ran off.
Annie Mary, the Canadian national, decided to travel all the way to Pakistan to file a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime cell in Gujranwala against her spouse, Fahad Abrar, a resident of Sialkot.
According to Express News, Annie Mary filed a complaint that her husband deceived her by transferring the amount of 33,000 dollars into Pakistani bank accounts that belonged to his father and uncle.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, the Canadian national said that she had embraced Islam after marrying Fahad in 2017. Annie also added that she has come to Pakistan to recover her stolen money and pursue a legal fight against the culprit. She also expressed hope that justice will be done in her case.
Sadly, this is not the first that a foreigner has cheated by a Pakistani ‘online lover’. A similar incident happened with Murnianigsih Nannag Syarif, a 37-year-old Indonesian woman who left Pakistan after being cheated by a man who promised her a ‘bright future’.
Just goes to show, you can’t trust anyone on the internet, even if they claim to be some troubled ‘Nigerian Prince’!
Let’s hope in Annie Mary’s case that justice prevails and the culprit is able to compensate for her losses.