OJK urges people to report illegal online lenders to police

For those who have borrowed from illegal online lenders and have been charged, please report them to the police

Solo, Central Java (ANTARA) – The Financial Services Authority (OJK) urged those caught in the clutches of illegal online lenders to come forward and report them to the police so action can be taken against the lenders without delay.

“For those who have borrowed from illegal online lenders and have been charged, please report them to the police,” Financial Services Authority chairman of the board of commissioners Wimboh Santoso told Solo on Monday.

He said that so far, OJK has licensed 104 legal online lending services. He then asked the public to use legal services instead.

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“But, if there is an online loan that is legal (but) unruly, report it to the Financial Services Authority, and report those who break the law to the police. In the meantime, if there are any loans illegal outside 104 (registered with us), please report them to the Financial Services Authority. For those who have borrowed illegal loans and been charged (by them), please report them to the police, as this is illegal ” , he added.

Until now, OJK is still disseminating information to the public so that they are not tempted to apply for loans online from parties who do not have a license, he informed.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Surakarta, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, said his administration receives daily reports regarding loans online.

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“There are a lot of victims, there are several but not hundreds (per day). They complain about billing problems,” he said.

He said people have also complained about the misuse of their names or identity cards.

“(This has) been reported to the police, we are also coordinating with the Financial Services Authority. These (illegal loans) have declined a bit, but reports continue to come in every day,” he added.

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