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Police crack down on scams targeting partygoers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 14, 2016   /  10:43 am
Police crack down on scams targeting partygoers Stress release: Partygoers dance in front of the stage during the Djakarta Warehouse Project in 2012. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

The Jakarta Police have arrested a man for allegedly masterminding scams targeting partygoers by setting up a bogus website.

Jakarta Police mobile detective unit head Adj. Sr. Corm. Budi Hermanto said the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Lasellomo, or Omo, and his friends had set up a bogus website that resembled that of the Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), the nation's biggest electronic dance music (EDM) festival.

“We arrested him in Parepare, [South] Sulawesi,” Budi said, as quoted by tribunnews.com on Sunday evening.

Budi said the police were still expanding the investigation and seeking to arrest other suspects.

Like the original website, djakartawarehouse.com, the bogus website, www.dwp2016.com, offers would-be participants tickets for the event, to be held next month at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.

Budi said Omo and his group had cashed in hundreds of millions of rupiah from misled partygoers, who transferred money to their bank accounts in the hope of getting tickets. (hwa)

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