M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) said it will keep monitoring young people who love to flaunt their wealth on social media. They are often called crazy rich people.
The monitoring is carried out after the police named two crazy rich people, Doni Salmanan and Indra Kenz, suspects in the case of online gambling and fraud, as well as money laundering.
A spokesman for PPATK M. Natsir Kongah, said that the PPATK is monitoring the activities of young people who often claimed that they joined investment businesses.
Based on the monitoring, those rich young men suddenly appeared on social media by showing off their wealth in the form of luxury goods. "The perpetrators generally do not use their real names," said Natsir in a written statement, Thursday, March 10.
PPATK, he underlined, encouraged the public not to be easily provoked by people flaunting wealth on social media. He also asked the public to be careful about joining investments that offer high returns.
"People are asked to be aware and critical before investing," Natsir remarked.
He said PPATK has so far blocked 121 accounts suspected of being connected to cases of online gambling and fraud. The total money in the account reached IDR 353 billion.
The National Police's Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating cases of online gambling under the guise of investment using Binomo and Quotek mobile apps. The police have named Indra Kenz who was often called Crazy Rich Medan as a suspect in the Binomo case and Doni Salmanan, the Crazy Rich Bandung, in the Quotek case.