BizIn – There are ways to ensnare the public in fraudulent or fake online investments. After the lure of investing through palm plantations, clicking on watching videos or advertisements, cryptocurrencies, and so on, recently it was the turn of online social gatherings to be used as a mode to ‘deceive’ residents.
Not only in big cities, various reports were also revealed in the regions, such as in Makassar, Salatiga, Palembang, and others. Generally, people are tempted to be offered large profits within a certain period of time after determining the amount of funds.
Recently, one of the cases of fake online investments by abusing an online social gathering occurred in South Sulawesi. Dozens of residents were deceived by sweet promises of profits reaching IDR 1.5 million per five days.
This case has cost the community hundreds of millions of rupiah. Not only the South Sulawesi residents who became victims, but also people in Java island. The problem is, there are many other modes spread by the perpetrators out there that may not have been detected on the surface.
The Investment Alert Task Force has carried out prevention and handling of illegal investments in various ways. The first step is to take preventive action, namely actively monitoring Illegal Investment activities.
Then, coordinate with members of the Investment Alert Task Force. Then carry out education and outreach to the community on an ongoing basis by emphasizing the simplification of preventing community involvement.
The second step is to take repressive action. Done by dealing with illegal investments before many victims by stopping the activities of illegal investment entities. Then announce the illegal investment to the public through press releases.
Fake online investments by abusing online social gathering can be identified by taking 2L steps, Legal and Logical. Legal means people need to be careful about the legality of the institution and its products. Logical means understanding the business process being offered, whether it makes sense, in accordance with the reasonableness of the yield offered by banks.
“We also propose to regularly block websites, accounts and applications to the Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia. Then submit an information report to the National Police Criminal Investigation Unit for the law enforcement process,” explained Tongam L Tobing, Head of the Investment Alert Task Force.