Scammers running loan app blackmail woman in Odisha cuttack

Cuttack: A woman from Odisha’s Cuttack has filed a police complaint alleging blackmail and harassment by fraudsters offering loans through a mobile app.

The woman, working in the banking sector, is said to have taken out a loan of Rs 5,000 through the application. In her complaint lodged with the Cyber ​​Police Station of the Police Station, the woman said that the fraudsters were blackmailing her, asking her to pay Rs 1 lakh although she 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 of up to Rs 4 lakh from the ‘Home Cash’ app. The girl downloaded the app on her mobile phone by submitting her Aadhaar and PAN details.

She then took advantage of Rs 5,000 via the application. Two days later, a man called her via WhatsApp asking her to refund the amount. She refunded the money via the UPI link provided by the caller.

Despite this, the fraudsters have been blackmailing her for four months. They also illegally accessed her contact details and sought money from her acquaintances, she alleged.

The fraudsters allegedly called the girl’s father at around 9.30am on August 6 and demanded 3,500 rupees. They also called at 11 a.m. the same day and asked her father to pay 20,000 rupees, she alleged.

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