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Illegal recovery tactics of unregulated online lenders exposed

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Many online money lenders are remotely taking control of phones of those unable to repay loans, misusing personal and confidential data of the borrowers, threatening to leak photos, shaming them among all their contacts, spamming them with calls and texts, an investigation by Daily Mirror Eye revealed.

Over the past few weeks, the Daily Mirror gathered similar complaints from individuals, accusing online lending apps of malicious ways of recovering dues. Complainants said the harassment and shaming began when they failed to pay their balances on time.

Operating through social media and mobile-based applications, the on-line money lenders had used the Coronavirus pandemic as their best opportunity to victimise many people who approached them when they were desperate for the money and opted to overlook warnings. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • ghry Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:22 PM

    This is the repercussion of the installation of GOOGLE BALLOON, that is why CHINA never allowed Google stuff to be their web surfer. This led the US an envy feeling toward CHINA

    Rex Thursday, 26 November 2020 05:46 AM

    Check all private recovery companies in Sri Lanka Recovering on behalf of Local banks and finance Institutes


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