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Money Changer In Bali Closed Down After Scamming Tourists Out Of Hundreds Of Dollars

Money changer outlets in Kuta have been the source of much interest from the authorities in recent weeks. After a series of checks from the Bank of Indonesia and the Public Civil Service (Saptol PP), it was found that over a dozen outlets in the Kuta area were operating outside of the law.  This week …

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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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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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Ukrainian Tourists Allegedly Tricked By Authorities To Extend Quarantine Time

Two international tourists were allegedly tricked by authorities to extend their quarantine in Jakarta before going on vacation in Bali. The Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Salahudin Uno, confirmed that a family of two from Ukraine had filed a complaint. They sent an email to the tourism minister after allegedly being tricked by the officials at the …

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3 Farmers Arrested For Skimming ATM Machines In Bali

Three men from Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara have been arrested and could possibly face 2.5 years imprisonment for skimming several different ATM’s in Bali. The Prosecutor from District Attorney, Made Dipa Umbara confirmed that the men who’ve been identified as Junaidin (aged 36), Alamsyah (aged 29) and Miska (26) were arrested and have attended their …

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ATM Skimming In Bali On The Rise As Holiday Season Approaches

Bali police are warning the public that ATM skimming is on the rise as the holiday season approaches. The Bali Police Department has multiple reports regarding ATM skimming mainly in the South Kuta area.  (Illustration) Several victims who want to stay anonymous said that they have lost money from their accounts after using ATM’s in …

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Man Impersonating An Army Captain Arrested In Bali For Scamming Local Woman

The Military Intelligence Team along with The Military Police have arrested a man after he posed as an army captain to scam a local woman in Bali. 41-year-old, Nur Iksan from Demak, Central Java was arrested in his boarding house in Pemogan, South Denpasar on Wednesday Nov 11th 2020 at around 12:30 pm. According to …

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Bali Hospital Accused of Diagnosing Patients With COVID-19 Who Were Actually Negative

A Bali hospital has been accused of diagnosing patients with COVID-19 who did not actually have the virus in order to receive more money from the Indonesian Government.  Director of Negara Hospital in Jembrana, I Gusti Ketut Oka Parwata has denied the  accusation for faking COVID-19 results. According to a statement by the Head of …

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Tourist in Bali Warns of Trap That Cost Him $300 While Getting A Massage

An Australian tourist said masseuses stole up to $300 from his wallet while on holiday in Bali. Father-of-two Dan said the incident unfolded on a busy main street that runs from Kuta to Seminyak. The Melbourne man detailed the experience in a Facebook post on Saturday.  ‘Staff took $200-$300 out of my wallet. Had a bad feeling going …

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