British man scammed by Canggu money changers: police

A British man was shortchanged by cash changers in Bali, police mentioned, in one more occasion of such fraudulent exercise in Bali – this time in Canggu. 

Scott James Deakin, 27, who stayed on the Paradiso Lodge in Kuta, claimed that he misplaced some IDR8 million (US$509.84) after exchanging his international foreign money at two cash changers on Munduk Catu Highway in Canggu, North Kuta.

Deakin was within the vacationer hotspot on Nov. 14 and sought to alternate cash whereas he was on his approach again to his resort at round 7:30pm.

North Kuta Police Chief Putu Diah Kurniawandari mentioned that the sufferer exchanged EUR300 for a fee of above IDR15,000 per euro and thus anticipated to obtain IDR4.7 million. Nevertheless, Deakin solely acquired IDR2.7 million.

The sufferer later went to a different cash changer in the identical avenue within the hope of exchanging his US$800 (IDR12,552,240). Nevertheless, the second cash changer claimed that he solely gave them US$600.

Deakin mentioned he needed to argue however selected to not make an enormous fuss proper there after which. He left with IDR6 million, which was nonetheless lower than the IDR9.4 million he was imagined to get for US$600.

After he went again to his resort, Deakin realized that he was scammed and filed a report with the police.

In a swift response, police launched an investigation and located that the 2 cash changers had been in cahoots to rip-off vacationers. They arrested one worker, who was recognized by his initials IKRW, 21.

Two different workers, aged 16 and 17, had been apprehended and launched as a consequence of their standing as minors. The 17-year-old now serves as a witness as he was not current when Deakin handled the cash changers.

Badung Police spokesman I Ketut Sudana advised reporters over the weekend that investigation into the alleged rip-off is ongoing.

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