West Bengal man detained for harassing borrowers with altered photos

Shoaib was part of a loan collection team for loan application companies. He had gathered the borrowers’ details and saved them on his laptop. Although he lost his job, he continued to harass borrowers, asking them to repay the loans. He sent transformed photos of the victim’s friends and family members to the victim’s contacts.

Via the Newsmeter network Published on Jun 17, 2022 2:22 p.m. GMT


Loan app racket: West Bengal man detained for harassing borrowers with altered photos

Hyderabad: On June 17, Rachakonda Cybercrime Police arrested a 24-year-old man for harassing people who took loans from lending app companies.

A case under various sections of IPC and IT Act has been registered against Shoaib Aktar from Uttar Dinajpur district in West Bengal. The police seized various items from him, including three mobile phones, a laptop, two checkbooks, debit cards, 12 Sim cards, a fingerprint scanner and Rs in cash. 5,200.

Shoaib was part of a loan collection team for loan application companies. He had gathered the borrowers’ details and saved them on his laptop. Although he lost his job, he continued to harass borrowers, asking them to repay the loans. He sent transformed photos of the victim’s friends and family members to the victim’s contacts.

A person who took a loan from the KreditBee Instant Loan app filed a complaint against Shoaib. Although the complainant repaid the loan, he continued to receive harassing calls and altered photos from friends and family. The caller also threatened to send the photos to the complainant’s contacts via WhatsApp.

During the investigation, the police discovered that Shoaib was involved in similar offenses at various police stations in Telangana.

Rachakonda Cyber ​​Crime Team traveled to West Bengal and arrested Shoaib and brought him to Hyderabad for remand custody and sent him into custody.

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