‘Edited pictures of my husband were sent to our acquaintances, in which my husband was shown naked with another woman, the chain did not stop there, they put my pictures on the wrong website with a number. From where I would get calls and make some wrong demands every day.’
This is the story of Fawzia (pseudonym) whose husband took a loan of Rs 10,000 from an online app a few months ago and within a short period of time, the loan increased from Rs 10,000 to Rs 10,000. After which Fawzia and her husband had to sell their household items to pay off the debt.
In this fast paced era of social media, one must be afraid that one’s pictures may fall into the hands of the wrong person because they can be misused afterwards.
Fauzia and her husband started being blackmailed for money for which their pictures were misused.
Fawzia’s husband had a vegetable business in which he employed other people, but the situation reached such a point that he did not even have milk to feed his baby girl.
Why did Fauzia and her husband have to sell their household goods to pay off their debts? In the answer to this question, there is a story hidden, which makes a person afraid as soon as he hears it.
In the year 2020, easy installment loans through online apps started in Pakistan during the Covid epidemic. When the borrowers download the app and see the terms and conditions of the loan, they don’t know that what is written is going to be synonymous with them.
For example, the time to repay the loan is 91 days and only three percent interest is asked to be paid on the borrowed amount.
But when a person takes a loan through these online apps, within a week he starts getting calls from different numbers asking him to repay the loan and the loan amount doubles day by day.
When any app is downloaded from Play Store or Apple Store, they ask permission from the user to access the phone and upon granting the access, the user’s phone data is available to the respective company.