The police today said that there are reports of extortionists using the ‘easy cash’ mobile system to get money from their victims.
A statement by police headquarters said that the extortionists threaten businessmen and individuals and demand money to be transferred either to a bank account or through the ‘easy cash’ system.
The extortionists often claim they are calling on behalf of the CID, TID, CCD or other special police units and demand the money.
The police said that most often investigations are hampered as the victims fail to assist the investigations out of fear.
he police urged the public not to fall prey to such threats and lodge complaints to the nearest police station over such incidents. (Colombo Gazette)