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Tokopedia fires tens of employees for alleged fraud: Report

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, August 28, 2018  /  05:51 pm
Tokopedia fires tens of employees for alleged fraud: Report

Tokopedia conducted a flash sale campaign between Aug. 15 and 17 by providing various low-priced products. (Shutterstock/William Potter)

E-commerce platform Tokopedia reportedly fired tens of its employees who allegedly committed fraud during a promotion campaign. 

As reported by, Tokopedia's head of corporate communications, Priscilla Anais, said in a statement on Monday that such conduct would not be tolerated.

She said, ever since its founding, Tokopedia has had a business development philosophy that was based on trust and the company would take firm action against employees who do not adhere to those principles.

"All Nakama [a nickname for Tokopedia employees] have to be trusted [by customers]. Failure to maintain this trust means failure to maintain integrity," she added.

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According to, the employees were fired on Aug. 24 for alleged cheating during a flash sale promotion campaign that was held to celebrate the company's anniversary. This led to Tokopedia users being unable to fairly purchase low-priced products during the program. Senior employees are said to be among those who were fired. (kes)