BRI Ensure Lost Funds Due to Skimming Nothing More Than Rp1 Billion

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, March 18 2018 - 20:12 IWST

BRI ATM Network (Photo st)
BRI ATM Network (Photo st)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk estimates that customer funds lost due to the theft of data on debit cards (skimming) in Ngadiluwih, Kediri, East Java, less than Rp 1 billion.

"We have told the customers to be careful about the PIN," said Director of Institutional Relation BRI Sis Apik Wijayanto met in the event "Spectaxcular" in Jakarta, Sunday (18/3/2018)

Sis Apik affirmed the case of BRI debit card debit only happened in Ngadiluwih. There have been no reports of similar incidents in other areas.

"We have anticipated in Ngadiluwih already detected, we have changed the ATM card," he said.

In addition, Sis Apik said it routinely checks the automatic teller machines (ATM). However, the actors who install the "skimming" tool always look for a gap to act.

"They put it on our car, sometimes at night, we anticipate it, and there is security, if we install it in the middle of the night, we see on CCTV," he said.

Dozens of BRI customers Ngadiluwih Unit blocked the account because of the mysterious amount of funds in the account.

BRI Secretary Bambang Tribaroto said for the case in Ngadiluwih, BRI has completed an internal investigation and all of the lost customer funds have been returned in full.

Branch Chief of BRI Kediri Dadi Kusnadi said, the customer complained about losing account balance ranged from Rp2 million to Rp3 million. However, Ngadiluwih Police Chief AKP Shokib Dimyati in Kediri had mentioned there were reported loss of Rp5 million.

East Java Police (East Java Police) noted until Wednesday (14/3) there are 87 BRI customers who reported that the balance on his account has been reduced mysteriously.

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