Instant loan app operators are accused of harassment and spreading a transformed image of a woman

Taloja Police have registered a case against loan collectors of an instant loan application for allegedly harassing a 40-year-old Navi Mumbai woman by circulating her transformed photographs to her husband, daughter and relatives to extract money despite repaying the loan amount.

The victim is a resident of Taloja and works in a real estate company.

On May 2, the female victim received a message on her cell phone about an urgent loan facility from an app called Len-Den, Crazy Cash and VS Enterprise. As she was in dire need of cash, she took out a loan of Rs 3,600 for seven days from one of the instant loan apps and the money was credited to her bank account.

On May 9, the woman repaid the loan of Rs. 9,000 including the principal of Rs. 3,600 and Rs. 5,400 interest for seven days in different Paytm accounts. After making all the payments, she did not receive any message or call from the company.

On August 18, she received messages from several cellphone numbers asking her to tell her that the money you borrowed is due and to pay it. Since she hadn’t taken out any loans, she blocked all the numbers.

On the morning of August 23, she received another message containing a nude photo of her face and was asked to pay Rs. 4,000 otherwise the photo would be sent to her relatives and family. Later, the same transformed photo was sent to her husband, daughter and cousin.

She then approached the Taloja police and filed a complaint in this regard. Meanwhile, Taloja Police have registered a case under Sections 500 and 507 of the IPC and Sections 66(A) and 67 of the Computer Act against unidentified persons and opened the investigation.

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