The way and manner loan apps in Nigeria send shame messages to their customers and their contacts is becoming quite worrisome and needs urgent attention from government authorities, several of our reports have revealed. Sokoloan has been named one of the most notorious lending platform that access phone contacts of their customers and send shame messages therein.
Many Nigerians are asking: How can I stop Sokoloan app from accessing my phone contacts and sending defamatory messages to my contact list? A due research and investigation have pointed to the answer to this question.
To stop Sokoloan loan app from accessing your phone contacts, do the following:
How to Stop Sokoloan From Accessing Your Contacts.
- Step 1: Go to Settings on your phone.
- Step 2: Open Apps under settings.
- Step 3: Click on Permissions.
- Step 4: Select Contacts under permissions.
- Step 5: Choose the loan app to disable and remove permissions.
A Nigerian worker resident in Lagos recently told QUICK LOAN ARENA how Sokoloan made him lose his very lucrative top job after the fraudulent and fake loan app sent defamatory and shame messages to his boss and other top management staff.
He said he had needed the loan for a family emergency and was about to pay back when the online lending applications started sending threat and shame messages to all his contacts. He said all pleas to the loan apps fell unto deaf ears.
Olaoluwa adds that Sokoloan didn’t stop at sending the threat messages to his family members, the app extended the indecent act to his office workers and management staff.
He adds that it didn’t go down well with his company boss and he was consequently fired from work with a painful termination letter. He adds that the company’s management felt so strong about the shame messages they were copied in.
How To Stop Loan Apps Like Sokoloan From Accessing Your Contacts (Android and iOS)
To prevent loan apps from ever accessing your phone contacts generally or specifically, and to completely stop scam platforms like Sokoloan or LCredit from messaging your contact list, do the following:
- Do not download any lending app on your phone.
- Do not approve or collect any loan from the loan apps if you ever downloaded anyone on your phone, (either mistakenly or inadvertently).
- Do not give permission on your phone for any loan app to access your contact list. That essentially means you cannot have access to collect their loans.
- And of course, do not collect any instant loan from a lending platform.
However, you can still stop a loan app from further accessing your phone contacts if you have already collected a loan from it. To do this, safely uninstall the app and do not patronize their services anymore. However, your previous contacts remain in their database if you ever collected a loan from them.
Go to settings in your android phone, and click on apps and notifications. Scroll down to app permission and deny them access to your contacts, sms, photo gallery, and storage on your phone, they won’t be able to reach out to your phone contacts anymore or post your pictures and details to social media. They would only have your number and have only you to deal with.