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    OJK Releases Illegal Fintech List

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    BANDUNG - Task Force for Handling Alleged Unlawful Acts in the Field of Community Fund Collection and Investment Management or the Investment Alert Task Force continued to act to protect the community and until the end of November again found 125 entities that carried out illegal peer to peer lending activities that were not registered with the OJK.

    "Illegal peer to peer lending activities are still circulating through websites and applications as well as offers via sms. We ask the public to be careful before making loans online by seeing whether the peer to peer lending application has been registered with the OJK or not, "said SWI Chairman Tongam L. Tobing in his press release on Tuesday (3/12).

    Previously, on October 7, 2019, the Investment Alert Task Force had taken action on 133 illegal peer to peer lending fintech entities, bringing the total illegal peer to peer lending fintech entities handled by the Investment Alert Task Force to November 2019 totaling 1,494 entities with total illegal fintech peer to peer lending entities which has been acted on by the Investment Alert Task Force from 2018 to November 2019 as many as 1,898 entities.

    Tongam said that his party continued to coordinate with various parties including 13 ministries / institutions within the Investment Alert Task Force and a number of related parties such as the fintech association to prevent people from becoming victims of illegal fintech peer to peer lending, among others by increasing socialization and information on sage borrowing at fintech peer to peer lending and opening a Warung Waspada Investigation service.

    "We invite all members of the Task Force to be more active together to prevent rampant illegal peer to peer lending and illegal investment to protect the interests of the community," Tongam said.

    The Investment Alert Task Force consists of 13 ministries / institutions namely OJK, Bank Indonesia, Ministry of Communication and Information, Ministry of Religion, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Cooperatives and UMKM, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Research and Technology, Attorney General's Office, Indonesian Police, PPATK and BKPM.

    182 Business Activities Without Licensing Investment Alert Task Force until the end of November also stopped 182 business activities that were suspected of carrying out business activities without permits from the competent authority and had the potential to harm the community.

    Of the 182 entities, among others, carry out activities as follows:
    164 forex trading without permission;
    8 money game investments;
    2 illegal equity crowdfunding;
    2 multi-level marketing without permission;
    1 date palm trade;
    1 property investment;
    1 investment savings offer;
    1 umrah offer;
    1 cryptocurrency investment without permission;
    1 cooperative without permission.

    Tongam explained that the activities of these 182 entities were dangerous because they took advantage of community misunderstanding to deceive by way of the lure of giving very high and unnatural returns.

    The Investment Alert Task Force also appealed to the public not to participate in activities carried out by the entity PT Kam And Kam (Memiles), because it is an illegal activity and does not have permission from the authorities as stated in a press release on August 2, 2019.

    The total number of business activities allegedly carried out without permission from the competent authority and potentially detrimental to the public that had been stopped by the Investment Alert Task Force during 2019 amounted to 444 entities.

    The Task Force stated that there was one entity that had been dealt with by the Task Force that had obtained a business license, namely PT Sinergi Rezeki Ananta, which obtained a license in the form of SIUPL to conduct product sales activities with a multi-level marketing system.

    Information on the list of companies that do not have permission from the relevant authorities can be accessed through the Investor Alert Portal at www.sikapiuangmu.ojk.go.id.

    If the public wants to use the fintech lending service or find a suspicious investment offer, it is hoped that they can consult or report to OJK Consumer Service 157 (WA 081157157157), email consumer@ojk.go.id or waspadain Investasi@ojk.go.id. Jo

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