Fraudsters Running Loan App Blackmail Woman In Odisha’s Cuttack
Cuttack: A woman from Odisha’s Cuttack has lodged a police complaint, alleging blackmail and harassment by fraudsters offering loans through a mobile app.
The woman, working in the banking sector, had reportedly taken Rs 5,000 as loan through the app. In her complaint lodged with the cyber police station of the Commissionerate Police, the woman said the fraudsters were blackmailing her, asking her to pay Rs 1 lakh although she has repaid the loan with interest.
The woman is a resident of Kurang Pradhan area under Cuttack Sadar.
According to her complaint, she received several messages in May to avail loans up to Rs 4 lakh from ‘Home Cash’ app. The girl downloaded the app on her mobile phone by submitting her Aadhaar and PAN details.
She then availed Rs 5,000 through the app. Two days later, a man called her through WhatsApp asking her to repay the amount. She repaid the money through the UPI link provided by the caller.
Despite this, the fraudsters have been blackmailing her for the last four months. They have also illegally accessed her contact details and seeking money from her acquaintances, she alleged.
The fraudsters allegedly called the girl’s father at around 9.30 am on August 6 and sought Rs 3,500. They also called at 11 am the same day and asked her father to pay Rs 20,000, she alleged.