Pune, 8th July 2022: Revathi (name changed), who works as a computer engineer in an information technology company, has been contacted daily by strangers via the internet over the past year. Not one, not two, but 10 to 12 times a day she gets such unfamiliar calls.
She is harassed using obscene language through such calls. Revathi and her family were devastated by it all. Similar to internet calling, taking women’s mobile numbers from loan app contact numbers has also made it difficult for girls as they receive obscene messages, phone calls and emails .
Incidents of harassment of women through social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram happen constantly. In this respect, trials are recorded against the persons concerned in the police stations and some of them are even arrested.
In addition to abuse against women on social media, women are now harassed through phone calls, internet calls and emails from abroad. Initially, women are targeted by obtaining their phone numbers in various ways such as buying apartments, hospitals and various health checks, and sales marketing. Women suffer because of these constant calls.
Some women complained to the police, while others resolved themselves by blocking the phone numbers and emails concerned. Similarly, women are targeted by people associated with loan applications. In particular, the mobile phone numbers of women in the borrowers’ “contact list” are extracted from them. After that, the affected people harass the women by sending obscene messages and photographs besides talking to them in obscene and vulgar language. The women concerned file a complaint with the cyber police.
The registered complaints of internet calls to the police are 2 to 5. In 2021, 900 complaints against Loan App were registered with the police while in June 2022, 1500 complaints were registered against Loan App.
To register the complaint in this regard, please contact the following contact details:
Cyber Police Thane – 020-29710097
Email – [email protected]
Some ways to protect yourself from these abuses:
Immediately contact the police about the hassle of internet calling and loan application, do not answer suspicious calls or messages, block the affected mobile number, send an email, do not promise the list of contacts, the gallery when borrowing via a mobile application, report the incident to the police with your family