Last year, 50 cases of physical harassment were reported, whereas the number of complaints of uploading inappropriate content on social media platforms reached 1,500.

According to cybercrime officers, several people arrested have confessed to robbing ATMs, hacking data and online frauds.

“Dozens of people are arrested and sent behind bars in crackdowns by our teams,” FIA Cybercrime Unit Assistant Director Muhammad Rizwan said.

The unit has also arrested groups from across the city that blackmailed women for money. “We recently got a complaint where a person became friends with a woman through a fake Facebook ID and then blackmailed her for Rs100,000,” an officer mentioned.

He suggested that if residents use social media carefully they could safeguard themselves from getting trapped by such gang.

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