Women and students easy prey for online loan sharks in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district – The New Indian Express

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GUNTUR: Despite settling her Rs 1 lakh debt she took from online loan providers, a woman from Chilakaluripet (Guntur) was shocked when her transformed obscene photos were shared with people in her phone contacts, even as loan sharks continued blackmailing her to pay. more than she owed them.

When he filed a police report, the police froze his account, but were unable to trace the stalkers even days later.

In another case, a Chinakakani woman allegedly recently committed suicide after she was blackmailed into having her private photos uploaded to social media if she did not repay the outstanding amount of interest on a loan of just Rs 20,000 that she took from online providers. through your mobile phone. Applications

With the Internet reaching more remote corners, many people, mostly women, students and employees, are victims of these types of online applications.

Due to COVID-19, many families experienced severe financial difficulties, forcing them to seek easy loans even at high interest rates. The lack of awareness and the stigma of reporting such crimes to the police have only given impetus to loan sharks to harass more people, said Addl SP K Supraja.

speaking to the new indian express, said female staff man reception desks at police stations and treat these cases with empathy. “The chances of stopping such incidents are high only when people report them. Only then can we prevent private photos or information from being leaked or shared online and catch the culprits in time,” she said.

He called on people to be very cautious about taking out app loans and to report to the police if they are being blackmailed into paying more money than they owe. Meanwhile, the Guntur district reported 125 cybercrime cases in the past six months.

The cybercrime police identified 221 fraudulent lending apps on the Play Store and asked Google to remove them.

GUNTUR: Despite settling her Rs 1 lakh debt she took from online loan providers, a woman from Chilakaluripet (Guntur) was shocked when her transformed obscene photos were shared with people in her phone contacts, even as loan sharks continued blackmailing her to pay. more than she owed them. When she filed a police report, the police froze her account, but were unable to trace the harassers even days later. In another case, a Chinakakani woman allegedly recently committed suicide after she was blackmailed into having her private photos uploaded to social media if she did not repay the outstanding amount of interest on a loan of just Rs 20,000 that she took from online providers. through your mobile phone. applications With the Internet reaching more remote corners, many people, mostly women, students and employees, are victims of these types of online applications. Due to COVID-19, many families experienced severe financial difficulties, forcing them to seek easy loans even at high interest rates. The lack of awareness and the stigma of reporting such crimes to the police have only given impetus to loan sharks to harass more people, said Addl SP K Supraja. Speaking to The New Indian Express, he said female staff man reception desks at police stations and treat these cases with empathy. “The chances of stopping such incidents are high only when people report them. Only then can we prevent private photos or information from being leaked or shared online and catch the culprits in time,” she said. She called on people to be very cautious when taking out app loans and to report to the police if they are being blackmailed into paying more money than they owe. Meanwhile, the Guntur district reported 125 cybercrime cases in the past six months. The cybercrime police identified 221 fraudulent lending apps on the Play Store and asked Google to remove them.

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