Bali Police cracking down on dishonest money changers in Kuta

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In response to an Australian couple turning into victims to a cash changer rip-off in Legian final week, Bali Police have said that they goal to find dishonest forex exchanges within the island’s tourism hotspots and convey them to justice.

As beforehand reported, a husband and spouse from down beneath who had been touring on the Island of Gods exchanged US$800 with the cash changer at a price of IDR14,000 per US greenback. 

As soon as they arrived again at their resort, they realized that they had been brief IDR2.2 million (US$146) primarily based on the agreed price.

The cash changer was instantly shut down and blacklisted by native officers.

Learn additionally: Australian couple fall sufferer to Kuta cash changer rip-off

Whereas cash changer scams are usually not precisely new on the island (this on-line dialogue on TripAdvisor from 10 years in the past actually goes deep into the issue), this newest case could possibly be disheartening particularly as Bali solely lately welcomed worldwide vacationers after being compelled to shut down for 2 years because of the pandemic.

Bali Police says it’s looking down fraudulent cash changers. They stated that final Tuesday, the police, with the help from village authorities, Satpol PP (Public Order Company), and the Central Financial institution positioned 16 unlawful cash changers within the Kuta space.

All of them had been instantly shut down.

“We instantly ordered the Denpasar Police and the Kuta Police to [put them] so as,” Bali Police spokesman Stefanus Satake Bayu Setianto stated yesterday.

Stefanus stated that the existence of fraudulent cash changers could trigger misery amongst vacationers and will negatively have an effect on Bali’s picture as a world class vacationer vacation spot.

Alternatively, he additionally urged that folks pay shut consideration throughout an alternate, and to solely select legit and licensed cash changers.

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