Beware of illegal online lending services, warn the officials

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Jambi (ANTARA) – The office of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) of Jambi Province has warned residents to be aware of illegal online loan service offers, especially during difficult times such as current pandemic.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, many may find online loan service offerings illegal, which can cause damage and cause public concern,” Jambi OJK bureau chief Yudha Nugraha Kurata said on Wednesday. , in Jambi.

OJK has stepped up its efforts to combat illegal online lending services through the Investment Alert Task Force (Satgas Waspada Investasi / SWI).

Along with the National Police Force, SWI had closed 3,365 illegal fintech loans to allay public concerns.

“We at the OJK call on the residents of Jambi to help us together stem illegal online lending services, and exercise caution in lending activities by avoiding online lending services that are not. registered with the OJK or that are illegal, ”Kurata asked.

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Any report regarding illegal online loan services can be sent to https://patrolisiber.id and info@cyber.polri.go.id.

Similar concerns can also be expressed to the OJK through the WhatsApp number 081157157157, which is accessible to anyone.

“In addition to eradicating illegal online lending services, SWI also continuously takes preventive measures in the form of socialization and public education, so that they can avoid illegal investments that promise big rewards, which prove to be detrimental to the public, “he stressed.

Kurata felt that public participation was necessary, especially to report such malicious and bogus investment activity if he encountered one, and not participate in it.

SWI’s efforts were attributed to the support of the population who reported the illegal activity.

The OJK always educates the public on 2L principles, which are “legal” and “logical”, so that they can better avoid illegal investments.

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