Viral message about Jakarta child kidnapping, police confirm it’s an old hoax


Issues about child kidnapping occurred in the Jakarta and surrounding areas, it was widely spread through chain messages. Polda Metro Jaya verify this information lie.

From the photos seen detikcom, Saturday (28/1/2023) several people were seen who were narrated as the perpetrators of the kidnapping. Underneath is an appeal to the public to be vigilant against these perpetrators.

“Please be vigilant because it’s currently the season for child kidnapping in Indonesia. Be alert!! There are kidnappings of children aged 1-12 years. Ladies and gentlemen, you have to watch over our children carefully! Kidnappings are happening in the villages and he disguised himself as: seller, om telolet, pregnant woman, beggar,” said the information hoax the.

In another photo, you can also see information that the kidnapping took place in several locations, such as the city of Depok. Above it is a slogan bearing the logo of Polda Metro Jaya and Binmas Polri, which disseminate information about the kidnapping case.

When asked for confirmation, Head of Public Relations of Polda Metro Jaya Kombes Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko confirmed that the chain message did not come from Polda Metro Jaya. He confirmed the message was news hoax or old hoax.

Hoaxcases of this distribution since 2018,” said Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko when asked for confirmation, Saturday (28/1/2023).

Trunoyudo asked the public not to be easily provoked by the news circulating. All information that is spread must be sought first.

“So that people are no longer consumed by issues hoax which can annoy society. Filter first before sharing,” he said.

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He also asked the public not to hesitate to ask questions and seek assistance from the local government, including the police, regarding the circulation of this information.

“Take advantage of police services either through Bhabinkamtibmas in the local RW, services at the precinct and police stations, even Polda Metro Jaya, for any troubling information,” he concluded.


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