Bogor Police Receive Reports of 311 IPB Students Trapped in Online Loans
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Bogor City Police received two official reports and 29 complaints filed by 311 students of the Agricultural Institute of Bogor (IPB) who claimed to have been tricked into online loans following investments in an online shop. line when they were offered a 10-percentage profit. The students, however, did not get the promised benefit.
Deputy Chief of Bogor Municipal Police Adj. Comr. Ferdy Irawan explained on Tuesday that two official reports were received at the end of October 2022. The owner of the online store, identified as SAN, is still wanted for questioning.
“Based on the reports of complainants or victims, the number of victims who managed to be registered is 311 and most of them, not all of them, are IPB students. The person reported is the same , SAN,” Ferdy said as quoted by AntaraTuesday, November 15, 2022.
He mentioned that the total money involved was Rs 2.1 billion. Regarding the investment program, SAN would have offered online collaboration with a profit sharing of 10% per month.
As for investment requirements, Ferdy added, victims should apply for loans online. In total, there were five online loan platforms used by students. The loan money was then transferred to the SAN.
It turned out that SAN did not pay out the benefits to the students as promised. To date, IPB students are obligated to repay the loan.
“The items we can charge for now are items 372 and 378 regarding fraud and embezzlement,” Ferdy said.
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