“Hey chor ka baap, the WhatsApp group creates kar ke badnam karu kya?” (You thief father, should I defame you by creating a WhatsApp group ‘… It was the opening sentence of a female executive, from one of these fundraising platforms, who called the father after that his son defaulted on his payment. said an official associated with the case, adding: “Similar calls, riddled with abuse, landed on his phone – and that of other family members – every day . ”
A victim that STOI contacted had a similar story to share. “My wife is a teacher. She and my mother have also had callers using such objectionable language. My wife had to attend these calls even while attending classes, ”said the victim.
Since smart phone operating systems enable these app aggregators to do business, victims and their families feel they should also be taken to task for encouraging these illegal financiers who gamble with the lives of victims. people. “It is the failure of several agencies – including TRAI, Income Tax, RBI, WhatsApp, etc. – to crack down on these applications which are proliferating in online markets,” said the father of a victim.
Since many times executives do not have an inbound facility on their phones, calling them back becomes impossible for victims.