Kamis, 28 April 2022

Important Evidences In Preparing Police Report For Online Scam

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By:
Team of Hukumindo


As the number of netizens and cell phone owners continues to rise, online fraud and other kinds of cybercrimes are becoming more common. The increasing number of social media networks and the emergence of online forums, chat and email groups may lead to cybercrimes that trigger huge money losses. Jakarta Police chief detective Sr. Comr. Heru Pranoto told The Jakarta Post recently that victims of cyber-crimes should immediately file a report to the police for a rapid investigation and implementation of preventive measures. According to data at the Communications and Information Ministry, some 82 million out of 253.6 million Indonesian citizens are active Internet users. Meanwhile, the ministry has registered over 270 million cell phones in the country, meaning that many persons use more than one cell phone.[1]

The Jakarta Police recorded 1,120 police reports regarding online scams in 2011 and 2012. The types of scam messages varied, but many involved fake online trading, feigned emergency or claims of a dire need of money. Even receiving an email with an address from the police can be deceiving. Last year, the National Police, for instance, denied they had established the email address, cybercrime@pol-ri.go.id, for fielding complaints regarding online hoaxes, though this mail address had already been widely used online.[2]

A person who wishes to file a report with Police about online fraud should include evidences such as:[3]
  1. a transfer slip;
  2. a printout of the online advertisement.
You may add, other evidence that is no less important is evidence of the conversation between the complainant and the reported person, or at least a screen shot of the conversation. This is inline with Article 184 Paragraph (1) regarding evidences on Criminal Procedure Law (KUHAP).[4] And if you have any legal issue with this topic, then contact us, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist you.


*) For further information please contact:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma22@gmail.com

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References:

1. "Online fraud should be reported quickly: Police", www.thejakartapost.com., Diakses pada tanggal 24 April 2022, https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/08/22/online-fraud-should-be-reported-quickly-police.html
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
4. Criminal Procedure Law (KUHAP).

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