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The public is asked to remain vigilant about investing in gold, this is the reason

Reporter: Sugeng Adji Soenarso | Editor: Yudho Winarto |

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Physical gold investment via digital is becoming a trend. However, people are asked to be vigilant, because conditions like this are often exploited by unlicensed investment institutions, aka bulging.

Gold has become a very attractive investment instrument today, because its price has increased. Along with that, the rapid development of technology also encourages the presence of digital gold investment.

Business law practitioner Andy R. Wijaya reminds the public to be careful in investing. “First, the public as investors, if they want to invest, must be in an investment institution that has received permission from the OJK,” he said in an official statement received by Kontan.co.id, Saturday (14/11).

According to him, no matter how good an investment institution is or how high the profit is, if there is no permission from the OJK, then there is the potential for fraud.

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Second, don’t be tempted by high profits. The public must know that high profits are always accompanied by high risks.

“So if there is a promise of high profits, especially flat every month, it is definitely a lie. Investing in digital gold in the futures stock market, the profits cannot be flat,” said Andy.

Meanwhile, Chief Executive of OJK Capital Market Supervision, Hoesen, said that the key to investing is logical and legal. Logical can be judged by the investment offer.

“If it doesn’t make sense, even twice as much as deposits, then you should be careful and legally check your business license from the OJK,” he said.

Hoesen said, the mode of investment fraud that is currently being found is such as raising funds, especially those based on online. Then the mode of investment advisory activity which apparently does not have permission from the OJK.

Based on the official website of the OJK, the main characteristic of fraud under the guise of investment is the lack of valid licensing documents from relevant regulators (supervisors) such as the Financial Services Authority (OJK), Bank Indonesia, Bappebti-Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, and others.

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In general, fraudulent companies are in the form of business entities such as limited liability companies (PT) or savings and loan cooperatives and only have a company deed of establishment / amendment document, Taxpayer Identification Number (NPWP), domicile statement from the local village head, with business legality in the form of a Trading Business License SIUP), and Company Registration Certificate (TDP).

Based on the Regulation of the Minister of Trade Number 36 / M-DAG / PER / 9/2007 concerning the Issuance of Trading Business Permits, it is regulated that companies are prohibited from using SIUP to carry out activities to collect public funds by offering promises of unfair benefits (money game).

In several cases, it was also found that community fund-sending companies recognized and used other companies’ business licenses in their operations.

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