The Jakarta Post
Online transportation service company Go-Jek says it will prosecute driver-partners who violate their contracts by using software such as fake GPS that shows them in a false location or who create fake orders.
“The manipulation of the Go-Jek system can be prosecuted by law. Go-Jek is serious in this matter,” Go-Jek senior corporate affairs manager Alvita Chen said at the South Tangerang Police station on Monday as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
On July 15, the South Tangerang Police arrested eight people on suspicion of such fraud. They were identified as Achmad Arif Febi Ruchyadi, 28; Irpan, 25; Bima Alan Buana Saputra, 24; Dian Azhari, 31; Felix Prastatama Yudian Bangsa, 21; Nadi Asmad, 41; Taupik Kurniawan, 47; and Siti Hodijah, 35.
The police arrested the eight suspects at a coffee shop on Jl. Yapen Raya in Serpong after receiving information from locals.
South Tangerang Police chief Sr. Comr. Ferdy Irawan said the criminal operation could net the culprits about Rp 3 million (US$215) per day.
“Their objective is to collect points [from customers’ orders]. [Go-Ride drivers] get Rp 200,000 if they collect 30 points, while, Go-Car drivers get Rp 400,000 if they collect 21 points,” he said, referring to the various services the transportation application company offers.
Alvita said the company would continue to work with the police to uncover other offenders. (das)