The East Java Regional Police opened a hotline for people who were victims of illegal online loans.
“Anyone who feels threatened to be borrowed and forced or threatened by debt collectors, call 08119971996,” said East Java Police Chief Inspector General Nico Afinta, Monday 25/10.
The East Java Regional Police Chief also said that his party had instructed all levels in his area, from the Sector Police to the Resort Police, to handle all forms of public reporting related to illegal loans.
It turned out that their salaries were like that, tempting Inspector General Nico to order the Regional Police to carry out an operation to verify the legality of loan companies in his area.
“In addition, there is strict enforcement of the law even on companies that lend without a permit,” he said.
This step is a form of serious law enforcement efforts to eradicate illegal lending practices.
The reason, according to him, is that these illegal money lending companies often carry out collection actions in a way that is against the law. “We urge the public to report via the hotline or the nearest police station if they know of an illegal business (pinjol) or if they spread information and threats,” he said.