JAKARTA – The Investment Alert Task Force (SWI) of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) found 26 illegal investment companies and 86 illicit financial technology lending by April 2021. This finding adds to the long list of the fraud financial and fintech lending companies since 2018.

Tongam Lumban Tobing, the head of the task force, announced that the finding involved money game, cryptocurrency, and unlisted financing and funding systems. “The investment offerings are still around due to high demand of funding, particularly nearing Eid. Thus, the public has to be aware of this,” Tobing explained in a press conference, Friday (7/5).

The said 26 investment scams comprised 11 money game, 3 cryptocurrency schemes, 1 illegal payment system, 2 unauthorised financing, and 9 other parties. Meanwhile, the mentioned 86 illicit fintech lending systems were using several brand names, including daily kredit, ada uang, adopt world, Ai money, and petirpet.

According to Tobing, the task force would increase cyber-patrol frequency to prevent scams from spreading in public. The public receiving their Eid allowances is expected not to invest their money through unlicensed financial or financial technology institutions. (LK/ZH)