A 30-year-old woman got herself into a nasty loan shark fraud when she installed a mobile app for loans. After filling in her bank details, she started receiving abusive and threatening calls and messages asking her to pay. Even after paying the money, the extortion continued and the accused shared her edited lewd video with a few of her friends. The woman then filed an FIR with the police.
According to the police, the complainant is a resident of Badlapur and works with a reputable developer. On December 15, while surfing the internet, she came across a mobile loan application and entered her bank details. Going through the app information, she received two messages informing her that a loan amount of Rs 5,000 had been issued to her account.
On December 22, she received a WhatsApp message containing a link. The message stated that she had to pay the money by clicking on the sent link or else her lewd video would be made and leaked. The next morning, she again received a similar threatening message. The victim tried to send money several times but couldn’t, after which she started receiving abusive calls and messages. The victim then paid Rs 8,340, but the calls and messages continued. When the woman refused to pay more money, she received an edited pornographic video with her name and Aadhaar card details.
She begged the accused to delete the video, but the scammers kept demanding more money and also shared it with two of her friends. She then went to the police and filed a complaint on Saturday. The woman shared with police seven cell phone numbers from which she received extortion and threatening calls and messages. In the meantime, a complaint has been filed against unknown persons.
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Posted: Thursday 30th December 2021, 07:00 IST