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Balinese Chef Cheated By Migrant Work Scam Helped To Return Home

An all-too-common story, that often ends in tragedy, has ended with a positive result thanks to the quick thinking of I Made Dalem And Okyartha (Oky). Though the situation is heartbreaking for Okyartha, his quick thinking enabled him to get the support he needed to return to his family.  Across South and South East Asia, …

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Russian National Detained For Selling Broken Phones In Bali

A 25-year-old Russian named Andrey Nikonov has been arrested for attempting to sell broken phones to locals in Bali. The Head of the Public Relations Office for Badung Police Department, Iptu  I Ketut Sudana, confirmed that the suspect was arrested after selling a broken iPhone to a Bali resident named IB Eka (age 37). Sudana …

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Tourists File Complaints About Aggressive Kids Asking For Money In Bali

The Kuta Village Office had started receiving complaints regarding children who aggressively ask for money from tourists in Kuta. The Secretary of Kuta Sub-District, Made Agus Suantara, confirmed that he has received complaints from the Kuta Village Office concerning underage street sellers who cause inconveniences by asking for money from tourists in his area. “The …

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Videos Of Dogs Abandoned In A Bali House Go Viral

Videos and photos of dogs that were abandoned in a house in Bali have gone viral on social media. The Manager of Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA), Hendra Irawan, confirmed that several dogs were found abandoned by their caretaker inside a house in Tabanan. Seven of them have already passed away by the time they …

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Tourism Association Reports Illegal Fees In Bali Tourist Spots

The Nusa Penida Tourism Activist Association (HPPNP) has filed a report to the police department regarding the illegal fees in several tourist places in Nusa Penida. The Head of HPPNP, I Putu Gede Suka Widana , confirmed that he has filed a report to the police concerning the illegal fees being collected from tourists. This …

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Malaysian National Arrested For Using Hypnosis To Scam People In Bali

A Malaysian national with initials CL has been arrested for using hypnosis to scam and steal in Bali. The Denpasar Police Department confirmed that the suspect was arreeted along with his 3 other partners for hypnotizing several people in Bali and persuading the victims to give them their valuable items. The police managed to identify …

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Dozens Of Bali Migrant Workers Stranded In Turkey

25 migrant workers from Bali have struggled to survive in Turkey after being cheated by their agency. A video of migrant workers allegedly deceived by a labor agency went viral on social media, showing their daily struggle to survive in a limited space. One of the victims, Putu Septiana Wardana from Sambangan Village, Buleleng, explained …

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Bali Police Officer Fired For Fraud

An officer from the Buleleng police department has been fired for committing fraud in Bali. The Deputy Chief of the Buleleng Police Department, Kompol Yusak Agustinus Sooai, confirmed that a police officer identified as Aiptu Wayan Putra Yasa was fired from the police institution for his involvement in fraud. “Putra Yasa was already dismissed from …

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Bali Cruise Ship Workers Lose Thousands Of Dollars From Fraud

15 Bali cruise ship workers filed a report to Bali Police after being cheated by an illegal company that promised them work overseas. The lawyer of those victims, Nengah Yasa Adi Susanto confirmed that they filed a lawsuit against a company called Dunia Insani Mandiri, Ltd (PT DIM) that was later recognized as an unregistered …

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Police Officer Arrested For Fraud in Bali

A 48-year-old police officer, I Wayan Putra Yasa, has been detained at the Buleleng Police Department after running a false job opportunity scam. An Officer serving on duty at Celukan Bawang Police Station was arrested after his involvement in a scam that falsely promised the victim a job in Public Civil Servants (CPNS) in exchange …

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Two Bali Gas Station Managers Caught Cheating Customers Out Of Fuel

Two Bali Gas station managers have been caught cheating customers out of fuel using mechanical adjustments to the pumps. A 51-year-old I Wayan Suarjana who is the manager a petrol station on Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta and 34-year-old  I Gede Rai Saputra, a manager of a petrol station on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Benoa were …

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Brit Tourist Suspected of Faking His Passing In Bali Stole His Grandma’s Life Savings

THE Brit suspected of FAKING his death in Bali faces fresh allegations from his own uncle of stealing his gran’s life savings and setting up fake charities. Sean Flynn, 58, claims his “slippery” nephew – entrepreneur Ryan Roth – is nothing more than a con artist and a “serial fraudster living his life on other …

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