Mumbai: Online loan app blackmails beautician with morphed nude photos


Wednesday, 10 April 2024 (15:41 IST)
Mumbai: A young beautician of Mumbai has filed a case with the LT Marg police after her morphed nude images were circulated on social media as well as among her acquaintances via a loan app, officials said here on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old complainant was directed to an app called Everloan while browsing social media on April 1.
Enticed by its promise of immediate cash with minimal interest and a seven-day repayment window, she succumbed to the offer and borrowed Rs 10,000 from the app. She also provided various identifying documents and a recent photo of herself as part of the application process.
On April 7, she received calls inquiring about loan repayment, during which the caller pressured her to make the payment within 30 seconds. As she initiated the transaction, she was shocked to receive morphed images of herself, along with threats of circulating them among her contacts.
Fearing further harassment, she hastily made the payment and promptly sought assistance from the police.
The police registered a case against unknown persons under sections 384 (extortion), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, as well as relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.

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