To evade police crackdown, digital loan sharks are masking their identity behind virtual private networks (VPN)
To evade police crackdown, digital loan sharks are masking their identity behind virtual private networks (VPN) after several clients committed suicide after being pushed to the brink by their horrific blackmail and harassment tactics to cough up dues.
In several cases, police hit a dead end while putting loan app recovery agents under call surveillance even as victims claimed the callers would threaten them in Hindi or broken English. While tracking IP addresses, cyber cell cops found the calls originating from obscure places overseas.
“Loan recovery agents are using software tools to deceive cops about their location. Till last year, they were making threat calls from their cell phones. Now, they are shielding their operations behind VPN,” said an official handling loan app harassment complaint.
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