The police started a special investigation regarding the disclosure of the incidents of online loan providers disseminating the personal data of defaulters on social media and oppressing them. Sri Lanka Latest News
Recently (11) opposition leader Mr Sajith Premadasa’s disclosure in Parliament has led to speeding up investigations in this regard.
Mr Sajith Premadasa pointed out that this loan mafia is operating by charging interest as high as 300. He also emphasized that these types of trafficking are on the rise due to economic pressure, and the opposition leader pointed out that a situation has been created where traffickers are oppressing people by creating fear that the information of people who default on loan instalments will be published on social media. href=”https://politics.lk/?p=52672″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>
The opposition leader asked all those who took loans from such people not to pay them as the lending process is illegal.
However, according to the complaints received in this regard, the Computer Crime Investigation Division has arrested 06 people involved in the investigation. It is revealed that there are five Chinese nationals including three Chinese women.
You can see a lot of advertisements posted on social media by Star VIP Loan, an online loan provider. In the past, there have been incidents where they are threatened with sharing their personal information if they fail to pay the loan. href=”https://politics.lk/?p=52679″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>
The police who conducted the investigation have discovered that the personal data in the phone of the person taking the loan is secretly obtained by the said institution through the application provided for downloading while applying for the loan.
Then their action is to threaten to publish defamatory information about the borrowers if they default on the loan. During the subsequent investigation, it was revealed that the institution providing the loan was being run from a place in Dehiwala area.
Yesterday afternoon, the relevant place was raided and the relevant suspects were arrested. Also, the investigating officers have discovered how the debtors’ data is stored in a computer database maintained at the relevant location. The group of Chinese nationals has also used a Sri Lankan translator for this purpose.
Sajith’s statement about this in Parliament!
In the bankrupt country, various foreign businessmen come from abroad and come to Sri Lanka to run an online loan program and charge a high-interest rate. In this case, they take personal photos and family photos as collateral. Opposition leader Mr Sajith Premadasa revealed today (12) in Parliament.
The opposition leader said that when the Governor of the Central Bank was informed in this regard, he said that this kind of thing was happening because there was a legal problem and at that time the Governor of the Central Bank discussed with the people trapped in this debt trap for about 2 hours.
Therefore, the opposition leader revealed that the government should pay attention to this matter and look into these loan sharks. did
The leader of the opposition requested that measures be taken to prevent such scams from being carried out while bringing in new laws and that those who came to the country should check the conditions of their visas and deport from the country if they were found to be in the wrong, said that the people who took loans from such scams would also be requested not to pay those debts.