Pakistani Conman, Fraudster, and Scammer Mr. Faisal Iqbal.
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The Conman, Fraudster and Scammer Mr. Faisal Iqbal.
Beware of Pakistani Conman, Fraudster, and Scammer Mr. Faisal Iqbal of Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan. His latest victims are a hardworking mom and dad married couple with six children. The mother who is currently heavily pregnant with twins dealt with Mr. Faisal Iqbal; as the father is busy working to provide for his growing family that will soon grow to 8 children. Australia is currently in a housing and overall cost of living crisis. It is very difficult for many families to make ends meet with some families living in tents despite having a job.
Mr. Faisal Iqbal defrauded this large family of $1000.00, which is no small sum in todays economy no matter where you live. We will call the mom within this family the victim. Now, the victim ordered custom clothing from Mr. Iqbal providing all the measurements of her children only to be assured that the order could easily be fulfilled by Mr. Iqbals company, ‘Impexpo Businesss International’ based in Pakistan, Punjab, Lahore, Suite 21, 2nd Floor, Sadiq Plaza, The Mall.
Mr. Faisal Iqbal then added shipping to the invoice which was about $27.50 per kg. Indeed, she asked as any reasonable person would if there was any cheaper alternative to which he claimed that there was not any cheaper or other alternative available. As this was custom clothing which turned out to be a little bit more expensive then ready made she decided that it still made sense to go ahead with the order as ready made clothing would require additional tailoring. This conman charged 20kg as the shipping cost in addition to the cost of clothing.
The victim paid and was told by scammer Faisal Iqbal that the clothing would be shipped within 8 days from payment. It took this conman Mr. Faisal Iqbal about 5 weeks to ship out the clothing with multiple delays. When the victims recieved the clothing in mid-november 2023 they recieved what can only be described as scam clothing. Adding further suspicion as to how small the box was, the victim then weighed the box only to discover how light it was. Indeed, the box was less then 11kg in weight despite being charged for 20kg. 20 kg at the current shipping rate is $550.00 which means that he had ripped her off just under $250.00 in shipping costs alone.
Angered and dismayed the victim contacted Mr. Faisal Iqbal to ask why the order was full of what could only be described as scam clothing. The victim explained to the conman Faisal Iqbal that the clothing was not measured to size, it was not the right color, some clothing was missing, there was ripped and grimy otherwise dirty clothing akin to secondhand clothing. At this point it had become obvious that he had purchase cheap ready made clothing ignoring the instructions that the clothes be of good thick quality and made to measure. Indeed, we found in communications that fraudster Faisal Iqbal did agree to thick korean fabric for girls clothing. Pictured below is what the victims actuallly got.
Conman Faisal Iqbal acknowledged to the victim that he deliberately sent the wrong color, wrong sizes and cashed in on the extra shipping charges. To the victims shock she immediately reboked him and demanded that he refund her money. This is when this scammer turned on his scumbag mode and stated that he needed two weeks to sort out the misunderstanding with his distributions manager. The victim replied this is unacceptable and that a refund is in order to which this absolute scumbag fraudster, conman, scammer replied that ‘there is no refund policy.’ Indeed, the victims heart sank, and the realization that she had been scammed became ever more clear. Furthermore, being heavily pregnant with twins she felt pain in her abdomen due to the stress and guilt she felt. In a final reply the victim told this scammer that she was going to report him to the police and the newspapers. His reply was that he had her details and that he was forwarding it to his legal department. It was apparent that this scammer had no distributions manager or a legal department otherwise he would be aware of the grave mistake he just made.
The Conman, Fraudster, Scammer Mr. Faisal Iqbals Residential Address
On a reddit thread that has gotten 139,000 views in just a few days about this scammer; Strident News discovered some interesting comments. One comment that recieved several negative karma points stated that this scammer might be poor and doing it tough due to the global cost of living crisis. This got the attention of Strident News and we started to research and investigate his residential address. Yes, this scammers listed residential address is House 305, Gulbahar Block, Sector C, Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan. Whilst Strident News could not pinpoint the exact location of this house we did find out that it is an affluent area. Therefore, you can imagine how many scam dollars it took to build or even buy his home. The point is that this fraudster, conman, and scammer Mr. Faisal Iqbal is not at all affected by the global cost of living and appears to be living a life of luxury.
Alibaba’s Role in Scam
You might be asking why did the victim send such a large amount of money to this conman?
The victims had found this scammer on Alibaba five years ago when they made a small sample order for a few hundred dollars. Strident News understands that Alibaba merchants use whatsapp as a means to communicate deals. Naturally, this conman used his platform on Alibaba to negotiate a sample order with the victim through whatsapp some five years ago. The victim stated that the scammer wanted more money for a sample but she refused stating that she was fearful of being scammed; which did happen five years later. The victim stated, that the clothes ordered five years ago where not of the best quality or reliable measurements but they accepted it as the scammer said that larger quantities have better quality because of the calibration of machines, the large costs and better quality assurance methods. Indeed, this conman played the long game.
Fast forward five years and the victims family where in need of quality clothing to perform prayers in the mosque and attend religious gatherings. The victim saw that this scammer was still operating on Alibaba so she decided to give him another chance remembering the promises he made before. The scammer Mr Faisal Iqbal promised that this time it would be of high quality and acting the part by using phrases such as Insha-Allah, Islamic greetings and portraying himself to be a very pious and devote Muslim. Let’s just say he studied his victims very carefully using the right language to reel them into his web of scams. Again, he communicated via Whatsapp and again, he directed the victims to use a money transfer agent instead of transacting through the Alibaba website.
Now Alibaba has a duty of care in that the victims would not have transacted with this scammer had the scammer not been represented by Alibaba. This scammer Faisal Iqbal claims to be a Alibaba Paid Gold Supplier Member since 2006. His online Alibaba profile appears to back this up with him being a member for 17 years. Click here to find out more about his Alibaba Profile. He trades as Impexpo Business International on the Alibaba platform (Alibaba ID: impexpo). It appears that he is well versed at scamming having 17 years of experience. However, I am not sure how Alibaba or anyone else has not picked up his RPQ (Request for Quotation) at only 3 with a stated revenue turnover of 2.5 million USD per year. Those number don’t make sense and indicate to Strident News that this scambag is indeed a scammer.
Furthermore, there should be penalties and expulsions for merchants that do not use the Alibaba website to transact their deals, which would safeguard buyers from these types of scammers. Surely, Alibaba should acknowledge that there has been substantial misuse of their platform by directing transactions to occur off their platform. There should be something written to this affect in their terms and conditions of trading on their websites binding merchants to act accordingly.
Alibaba enabled this scam to succeed by giving this scammer a platform which gave him a high level of trust in the online space. We hope that at the very least Alibaba will remove this scammer from their platform and further consider making a donation through the Strident News’ donation link at the bottom of this article to the victims that relied on their platform. Furthermore, Strident News has reported this incident to the Alibaba Group: Integrity Compliance Department, Alibaba Group Legal and Compliance Department.
On reporting this matter to Alibaba, Strident News can confirm that the major e-commerce platform has failed to do anything. They have failed to respond to our e-mails. It appears that Alibaba is complacent in helping scammer rip off victims. Impexpo International owned by Faisal Iqbal continues to trade on the Alibaba platform. Therefore, it is reason to assume that if a wholesaler who wants to engage in scamming can simply pay Alibaba the gold seller registration fee and trade without any intervention or consequences from the Alibaba group.
Money sent to Al Habib Bank
The victims sent the Money to Al Habib bank via money transfer service, Remitly. Strident News has published the account details of this scammer, fraudster, and conman below so as to warn other potential victims not to send any money to the following bank account.
Above are the bank details and cell phone number of Faisal Iqbal however note that the bank account is held in his sons name, Muhammed Moiz Faisal. Strident News will be contacting Al Habib Bank in Bahria Town, Lahore shortly to discuss a possible funds reversal. Additionally, we encourage the bank to close down this bank account as it is being used for illegal purposes and freeze the funds so that law enforcement agencies may prosecute this scammer.
To date Strident News has not heard back from Al Habib Bank LTD based in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan. Hence, what can be understood from this bank is that it prides itself in shielding its scammer clients from any form of consequence related to scamming. Al Habib bank, the bank for the everyday scammer. It is shameful that a bank is allowed to exist. We sincerely hope that this bank is exposed as a criminal bank and that they face closure and large fines.
REMITLY (MONEY TRANSFER COMPANY)
The victim transferred money via remitly, a global money transfer company. Their website can be found by clicking here.
The victim contacted Remitly to advise that she had been scammed and that she would like to reverse the transaction. What did Remitly do? Remitly, closed the victims account, claiming a breach of rule 3 of their company by-laws. This rule stated that you must only send money to people you know. Which she did as she had a prior dealing with the scammer. However, instead of being helpful and reversing the transaction Remitly supported the scammer.
Never ever do business with Remitly! They are a scam company. After, the victims shock she engaged us to look into Remitly. What we found was shocking. Remitly, has delayed the payments of many of its customers, and some customers haven’t recieved their transfers for months. They claim to immediately transfer your funds but that appears to be a lie. Checking on social media sites like X you will discover endless customers complaints about this company. Bottom line, do not do business with remitly otherwise you will regret it like our victim.
Is the son of this scammer involved in this scam too?
Strident News believes that the Scammers Son Muhammed Moiz Faisal is also involved in scamming victims as his bank account is directly linked with this scam. We are working on obtaining a verified photo of the son so that we can warn other victims and our readers.
As is understood, his son has a CNIC number which clearly means that he is over 18 years old. Like they say, ‘the apple does not fall far from the tree.’ Indeed, we hope that his son will be punished and put in jail along with his scammer father. Absolute scumbags is what the victims told Strident News.
Scammer Faisal Iqbals other businesses
As we mentioned before, this fraudster, scammer, conman and absolute scumbag has three other known businesses:
Warning about the above link, it is an unsecure link that does not have an SSL certificate and could steal your personal and financial data. Knowing that this man Faisal Iqbal is a scammer, fraudster, and conman it is not advisable that you click on the link.
Here is another video link of the conman talking about how this business (business Guru Baba) can help other people start their own business by purchasing his website development and start-up services. You will have to excuse the heavy breathing of the cameraman who we can only assume to be his son Muhammed Moiz Faizal.
This business is a conman’s front. He talks about website development, yet his website Business Guru Baba does not have a SSL certificate. Meaning that his website is unsecure. There a many inconsistencies with this website and it’s content but let’s not waste our time examining them as what is apparent is the fact that it’s a scam website. Our research shows no website traffic and limited user interaction. Furthermore, the shaky video complete with heavy breathing and the claim that this scammer has a masters degree in English is just laughable.
Steer well away from this business!!!
2. Impexpo Business International – Trading on Alibaba as a Paid Gold Supplier – ALIBABA ID: impexpo
This is the business that the conman used to con our victims out of their hard earned money.
For some reason this scambag Faisal Iqbal thought it would be a good idea to send a bundle of Miswaks to promote his business to the victims. Now remember a bundle of miswaks say about a half a kilo is about 10 cents but not more then a $1.00 when purchased in pakistan. Now remember he charged $27.50 per kilo of shipping. So we are talking about $14.00 or there abouts for a gift of miswak with shipping. How can it be a gift if the victims are paying for shipping and an unwanted gift of Miswak? If it was a gift shouldn’t he have paid shipping plus the cost of miswak?
Add insult to injury, the Miswak was made by three different companies not the scammers claimed Business: Miswakspk. Furthermore, many of the Miswak in the bundle had their plastic wrappers opened. Yes, he gave the victims opened miswaks perhaps in an attempt to silence them for good?
Watch out for this business as its another scam business of conman, fraudster and scammer Mr. Faisal Iqbal.
Business Address of Miswakspk: 68 Nishtar Block, Commercial Plaza, Bahria town, Lahore.
Reporting scammer to the Police Station
The victim has contacted the Police in Khidmat Markaz – Bahria Town Lahore. We hope that the police will put this scammer behind bars. This has become an international incident and the world will be watching on to see how the police of Pakistan deal with this incident. In fact, this incident has the potential to impact the international tourism industry in Pakistan if handled incorrectly. Indeed, we hope that a strong response will be implemented including a raid of his home and businesses.
Redditor’s on the thread about this incident commented that has recieved 139k views have expressed concern that the police may need to be paid off or that the scammer may pay off the police considering the affluent area the scammer is from. Considering the increased social media attention on this incident we at Strident News know that the Pakistani Police will make an example out of this scammer.
Strident News contacted the Inspector Generals office of Lahore, Pakistan and spoke to the asistant deputy inspector general. He contacted the scammer and requested that he return the money owed. After a few days, the deputy’s attitude had changed and he requested that the victim contact the Pakistani Embassy in Australia so that they could pursue criminal charges at the request of the victim against the scammer. Well, the victim contacted the embassy only to be told that they deal in visa issues only. So, what happened? It appears that the deputy may have been paid off as Pakistan is a corrupt country or he was completely incompetent at this job. Reading communication between the victim and the duty, what became evident is that his English skills where non-existant. Indeed, a child in grade one could have written better statements.
What we do know is that the Pakistani police and the Inspector General Office is incompetent and run by a bunch of idiots. It has become a recurring theme of Pakistan that they are a country of idiots. They are seriously deaf, dumb and blind.
Never do business in Pakistan or with a Pakistani. If you must then ensure there is a way to recover your money in the event of a scam which is perhaps 85% likely.
Reporting Scammer to the Federal Investigations Agency (FIA) Pakistan.
The victim has compiled a report to the Federal Investigations Agency Pakistan. This agency investigates many different crimes but in particular they investigate cyber crime. Online scamming such as this case become eligible for investigation by the agency. Redditors have stated that this agency is very powerful and not to be taken lightly. The agency’s motto is honesty and integrity which is uplifting in this case.
Strident News has waited 8 weeks for a reply from this organization. What we can tell our readers is that it is a joke of a government entity. Despite being told by many Pakistani residences that FIA is not to be messed with, we found out to the contrary. FIA is a joke of an organization. They do nothing and appear to be manned by a bunch of brainless fools. In fact, what Strident News has uncovered is that the government services in Pakistan are incredibly incompetent. The people we spoke to in various high positions could not even speak English to a fluent level. Indeed, we were left with the impression that the country is run by bribery and cronyism. The country only works on threats of violence against its citizens which is detestable.
Reported to Scam watch Australia
Whilst scam watch Australia provides Australians with new scams affecting the Australian Jurisdiction. Whilst this agency cannot do alot about scams that occur internationally. What it can do is provide Australian’s with information about this scam case and alert them from making similar mistakes as this victim has done.
What the reddit community had to say about this scammer
Now lets turn to some light hearted and interesting comments made by the reddit community.
Many redditors commented that we need to name and shame this scammer and at Strident News our team agreed. We need to make examples out of these scammers so that it will deter other scammers. Whilst we know it will not deter the most stubborn and seasoned scammers, it will deter those that are thinking about scamming or are currently scamming to a lesser degree. I know many people would not want their photo plastered all over the internet with a title of scammer.
Some redditors were outraged and extremely angered to the point that they offered to have this scammer disposed of for free to a few hundred dollars. We here at Strident News don’t condone violence and do not support this action. It is better to get justice the rightway through legal and social avenues then it is to use illegal methods.
Many redditors advised to contact the Pakistani police and FIA pakistan which the victims have initiated that process. Whilst others demanded more information about this scammer so that they could spread awareness on social media. We will be sharing this link with those redditors so that they can help to spread the message.
Conversely, a small but vocal minority within the Pakistani community found it okay to scam foreigners from Western countries as their Governments support large families through the welfare system. Yes, they believe that most, if not all westerners recieve welfare and live like kings in their home countries. One redditor went out of their way to make a point out of his uncle who manages to bludge the welfare system in Australia. Yes, all countries have bludgers but they are not living lives of kings. Indeed, civilized Western countries have programs to get people back to work but they are not incompetant and barbaric like Pakistan in starving people just because they don’t want to work. In Australia, if someone does not want to work they will have their welfare support cut-off, after a small period of respite. The Aboriginal people of Australia are living in poverty worse than some Pakistani’s as they do not have fair access to the welfare support system.
It angers us at Strident News to know that Pakistanis think this way. Albeit, the westernized thinking of Pakistan must also be outlined. Many people in the West believe that Pakistanis are very lazy, dirty, uneducated and conceited people. People in the West send endless amounts of money to Pakistan, only to have it squandered by people at the very top. But hold on, what about the people in the middle and at the bottom? They are not innocent either. Money via charity and other noble measures are sent to people in the middle and bottom that use that money to survive year to year. They are lazy, they don’t want to get a job and work. They rely on the charity of the west to live. Exactly like the mentality of the redditor that exposed his Uncle as a dole bludger.
What is the difference between a Western dole bludger and a Pakistani one? Well, in the west we help the dole bludger get a job but in Pakistan they have no obligations or programs to get people back into work. Atleast the Western dole bludger works harder than the Pakistani bludger, as if the Western Dole bludger does get off his backside than he will not get paid. Whereas, the Pakistani bludger will get paid regardless. Pathetic.
This news article has been up for many weeks now and viewed by hundred’s of thousands of people. Not one Pakistani offered to donate $1.00 towards the victims being scammed. We are just talking about offering a dollar by the scammers country men and women of Pakistan. Furthermore, not even one country man of Pakistan offered to actually help recover or even put pressure on the scammer to return the money. On the reddit Pakistani’s supported the scammer, belittled this article, some how thought that we are scamming them, and attacked the victim and her family for having to many kids. Furthermore, they belitted the victim of being trusting of their own people. Further evidence to support the claim that Pakistani people are misers, untrustworthy, lazy, uneducated, rude and down right the scum of the earth.
Strident News could not believe the DM’s it was recieving from these Pakistani’s. They were offering to kill the guy but they didn’t know anyone that would do it. Seriously? As we described they are conceited. People referring us to lawyers that we know will overcharge, and take years to prosecute. It’s not our first rodeo in the legal field arena. Other Pakistani’s offering their wholesale clothing services. Yes, they will not help you but they will help themselves.
We have learnt that you should never do business with a Pakistani. And, that it is not worth visiting the country of Pakistan as they themselves have said that Pakistan is a country of lazy people and con-men. I suppose, what can you expect from a country of people that rely on intimidation, bribery and gas-lighting to get their way.
How can I help?
Strident News asks its readers to share this article on twitter, facebook, instagram, tiktok, reddit and other social media platforms so that we can alert people to this scammer. We want to send a strong message to all the scammers out there that with the power of social media we will expose you and send you to jail. All the nice things you bought with scam money will disappear and will be replaced with bars that you will sit behind for years.
If you live near Mr. Faisal Iqbal or know him than we ask that you warn the local people about his activities within the confines of the law. We ask that you also make it known to the local police department in Bahria Town that you want justice for the victims and that you want this scammer Faisal Iqbal to serve jail time.
If you want to help the victims of this scammer, fraudster, and conman Mr. Faisal Iqbal by sending a donation then please click here. If you would like Strident News to send you an invoice in your local currency for a specific amount then please email Strident News via firstname.lastname@example.org with donation on the subject bar and the amount you would like to pledge in the content section of your email.