The topic of loans online (pinjol) warmed the news after the direct attention of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Shortly after Jokowi’s directive, the Indonesian National Police Chief (Kapolri) General Listyo Sigit Prabowo gave a firm direction to brush up!
Jokowi mentioned this loan issue when he opened the OJK Virtual Innovation Day 2021 event. The opening at the Presidential Palace was also attended by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) Wimboh Santoso.
Initially, Jokowi talked about the digitalization wave that has occurred in recent years. Digitalization was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We see digital-based banks appear, as well as digital-based insurances appear and various kinds e-payment must be supported,” he said, quoted from the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube account, Monday (11/10/2021).
On the other hand, the development of digitalization in the financial world has also become fertilizer for the emergence of organizers fintech, including fintech sharia. Innovation fintech is also growing, from an economy-based peer to peer until business to business.
From there, Jokowi talked about fintech peer to peer lending alias pinjol which turned out to be rampant fraud. They also apply flowers that suffocate society.
“But at the same time I also received information that many frauds and financial crimes had occurred. online pressured in various ways to repay the loan,” he said.
Chief of Police’s Instructions
National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo ordered all ranks to take firm action pinjol illegal which has harmed society. This order was conveyed by Sigit to follow up on President Jokowi’s directives.
Sigit explained that President Jokowi paid special attention to Pinjol’s crime. Moreover, said Sigit, it has harmed the community, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Illegal pinjol crimes are very detrimental to the community so special handling steps are needed. Carry out eradication efforts with preemptive, preventive, and repressive strategies,” said Sigit in giving directions to the Regional Police through video conference at the National Police Headquarters as stated in a written statement, Tuesday (12/10).
Sigit said the perpetrators of the crime of borrowing often provide promotions or offers that make people tempted to use these services so that this is one of the causes of the many victims of borrowing.
“It must be handled immediately to provide protection to the community,” said Sigit.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, according to Sigit, the organizer pinjol also take advantage of the situation of the community whose economy is affected, so that many residents are tempted to use illegal loan services.
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