Bengaluru woman harassed by loan app scammers.
Bengaluru: A woman was duped here by agents of a loan-based app who allegedly shared morphed images of her and her daughter to some contacts in her phone book. She received multiple blackmailing calls, threatening to share such images with other contacts as well.
The victim informed the police that she installed a loan app called AMC Credit Park on February 4 and successfully logged in. She mentioned that the app was not available on either Play Store or App Store so she downloaded it using the third-party link, reported Deccan Herald
Shortly after that, she received back-to-back three payments of Rs 2,400 in her Citibank account. Upon receiving these installments, the woman was left bewildered as she did not avail any loans by then. Later, the victim started receiving calls from several individuals, claiming to be loan agents from the app in question. In her complaint, she mentioned receiving the calls without raising any request.
She informed the police that there were multiple agents who called her using 10 different numbers, which displayed country codes from Bangladesh, Indonesia and US, the report added.
According to the victim, the fraudsters threatened her to share more morphed pictures of her and her daughter to others contacts too. This happened after the woman unwittingly granted permission to the app to access her photos and contacts.
The Central Cyber Economic and Narcotics Crime (CEN) police station has filed a case under 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and sections 66D (punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource) of the Information Technology (IT) Act.