Nagaland police warn of online loan scams | MorungExpress
Kohima, March 5 (MExN): Nagaland Police have warned the general public to be aware of easy online scams by scammers posing as representatives of reputable banks/financial institutions offering low interest loans. The warning was issued by SP (Crime) & PRO, PHQ Kohima.
According to the police, the modus operandi of the scam involves the scammers contacting the victims either by SMS/emails or by calls offering loans by posing as leaders, representatives, agents of banks or institutions. reputable financial institutions.
“If the victim accepts a loan, electronic copies of documents such as proof of identity and address, PAN, bank account details, account statement, copy of canceled check, income details ( payslips, computer statements), etc., are sought on the pretext of processing the loan,” he said.
Victims then receive a fake loan approval form and have to pay a processing fee, after which the scammers disappear, he added.
Further, he said that another method of online lending is to instantly sanction loans through private lending apps without much verification, but after using the loan, scammers get access to contact list and data personal data of the victim, which are then used to harass the victims and their references to the point of blackmailing them with their personal data.
Nagaland Police informed that genuine loan providers would never issue loans without due verification and procedures established by RBI. He therefore advised the general public “to check the credentials of loan providers before applying for such a loan and to contact the nearest police station for information on such activities.”
In view of the ongoing anti-narcotics war across the state, the Zunheboto Police Special Operations Team led by UBSI Kughavi conducted raids based on a specific contribution regarding the sale and distribution of psychotropic drugs and recovered 29331 number of Supwerdol plus capsules, worth approximately Rs 5,86,000 from the possession of a person namely Bokato Awomi, R/o New Colony, Zunheboto Town.
Accordingly, a case under the relevant sections of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused for further investigation, the police update said.
Based on a complaint that thugs demanding extortion stole keys from a JCB engaged in earthworks, a case was filed at Changtongya Police Station.
Mokokchung Police immediately launched an operation and with the help of Dimapur Police arrested two people, namely Wapang Imchen, SS Tatar Ao Region NSCN-K (Nikki Group), and Meyiwapang Aier, SS Leacy NSCN -K (Nikki group), informed the police. .
A .32 pistol as well as seven (07) real cartridges were also seized in their possession.