What is Call-Money-Sex scam that rocked Andhra Pradesh: Explained

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Hyderabad, Dec 18: Call-Money-Sex scam has rocked Andhra Pradesh recently. Police have arrested more than 80 people including government officials, political party leaders including the ruling party TDP workers and businessmen.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has come under immense pressure as Opposition Party, especially, Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress raised demand for his resignation.

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What is Call-Money-Scam?

  • People were offered money at their doorsteps with just one phone call People were given easy and instant loan but with a massive interest rate
  • Interest rate can vary from 60% to 200%
  • House, vehicles and other properties were accepted as guarantees for the loan
  • The borrowers were given a stipulated time to repay the money

What if a borrower failed to repay the loan on time:

  • The lenders harassed the borrowers
  • People faced extreme harassment, coercion and blackmailing
  • Many women were forced to go into flesh trade, prostitution
  • Many women were forced to shared beds with the money lenders when they or their relatives failed to repay the loans
  • Some people were threatened that their children were abducted

Investigation to unveil the scam:

  • The scam was exposed when a woman made a legal complaint against a group
  • Police arrested more than 80 people
  • Chandrababu Naidu ordered a judicial probe into the matter under a retired judge of the high court

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