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National Police Chief Orders Eradication of Illegal Loans

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo ordered all his staff to take firm action against online loan providers (pinjol) illegal which is detrimental to society.

Listyo said this instruction was directly from Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to pay special attention to the crime of borrowing.

“Illegal pinjol crimes are very detrimental to the community so special handling steps are needed. Carry out eradication efforts with pre-emptive, preventive and repressive strategies,” Listyo said in his statement, Tuesday (12/10).

According to him, the perpetrators of this pinjol crime also often provide promotions or offers that make people tempted. As a result, many people end up becoming victims.

“It must be handled immediately to provide protection to the community,” he said.

Listyo said that the current Covid-19 pandemic situation was also used by actors, especially those who were affected by the economy.

In fact, according to Listyo, illegal borrowing is very detrimental because the victim’s personal data will be used if payments are late or cannot pay off the loan.

He also mentioned the case of suicide triggered by this illegal loan.

“In several cases, victims were found to commit suicide due to the accumulating interest and not paying,” said Listyo.

In a preemptive effort, Listyo told his staff to carry out education and socialization as well as digital literacy to the public regarding the dangers of this illegal loan.

Meanwhile, in terms of prevention, Listyo asked his staff to carry out cyber patrols. In addition, it also coordinates with ministries or agencies in limiting the space for financial transactions and the use of illegal hardware.

“Repressive, carry out law enforcement by forming a task force for handling illegal Pinjol in coordination with stakeholder related. Create a post for receiving reports and complaints and coordinate and provide assistance in handling cases,” said Sigit.

Previously, the Directorate of Special Economic Crimes (Dirtipideksus) of the National Police Criminal Investigation Department stated that it handled 370 cases of online loans (pinjol) during the 2020-2021 period.

“That the National Police has handled 370 cases of online loan cases with the completion of 93 cases,” said the Director of the Tipideksus Bareskrim Polri Brigadier General Helmy Santika when confirmed, Tuesday (12/10).

Of the total, a total of 8 cases were declared complete and handed over to the prosecution, two cases were in the process of investigation, 20 cases were discontinued or SP3, and 63 cases were discontinued.

Then, there are two things that were revoked from the report by the reporter and hundreds of other things are still in the process of investigation.

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