The president explained that these are “digital loan applications that began to become extortion.”
Sheinbaum pointed out that women are the main victims of these applications, which operate by giving personal loans and then threatening and extorting people.
“Many people, in need of some economic support, some loan, with more ease of these applications, applied for a loan and then charged a stratospheric amount of interest and used or use extortion, threats to people, mainly women,” he added. .
The head of government indicated that the operation is being carried out simultaneously in four parts of the city and is part of an investigation that has taken months, carried out based on the complaints filed.
The president announced that this Thursday she will give more details about the results together with Omar García Harfuch, head of the SSC.
“There is a very large investigation for different applications. It was initiated by those complaints that were filed with the Attorney General’s Office,” he commented.
In coordination with the @SSC_CDMX and the @FiscaliaCDMX We implemented an operation in 4 places, to stop fraudsters who lent money through mobile applications, threatened and extorted to collect stratospheric interest.
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— Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein)
August 17, 2022