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Fake SIM Maker Arrested, Prices Are Expensive But Can Issue 500 Pieces

progresifjaya.id, JAKARTA – The Polsek Metro Setiabudi  Operations Team arrested two perpetrators of forgery of driving licenses (SIM). The perpetrator’s method of running this deceptive business is by opening communication channels with interested people via social media. A total of five fake SIM C, one fake SIM A, two fake general SIM B1, and three cellphones were confiscated as evidence in this arrest.

Apart from driver’s licenses, perpetrators are also known to clone diplomas and other documents that can be faked. From the bullshit business which has been running since August 2023, perpetrators can make up to Rp30 million a month.

Kapolsek Metro Setiabudi, Kompol Firman in his statement said, that the two perpetrators were arrested on Friday, (17/5) at around 23.00 WIB on Jalan Sawah Lunto No 67 RT02/RW001, Pasar Manggis, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan.

“The perpetrators we have arrested have the initials TN and PRA. We have charged them under Article 263 paragraph (1) in conjunction with 55 paragraph (1) 1 of the Criminal Code. The threat of imprisonment is a maximum of 6 years,” said Kapolsek Firman.

Separately, the Head of the SIM Security Section at the Ditlantas of Polda Metro Jaya, Kompol Reza Rahandi in his statement added, that the two perpetrators were proven to have issued around 500 fake SIMs.

Even though the price of the fake SIM they make is much more expensive than the original SIM. For SIM C, said Kompol Reza, they charge Rp350.000. Then SIM A Rp450.000 and general SIM B1 Rp650.000.

“The perpetrator learned to forge documents from the internet using a computer,” said Kompol Reza.

He also explained, that to the naked eye the difference between a genuine and fake SIM is actually clearly visible on the barcode and hologram.

“The hologram was procured by Korlantas. It is clear that this hologram cannot be faked at any time,” he said.

In accordance with Government Regulation Number 76 of 2020 concerning Types and Tariffs for Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP), the price of making a SIM is actually much higher.
cheaper. Under these regulations, the cheapest SIM costs start from Rp50.000 to the most expensive Rp120.000.

The following are the costs for a new SIM in 2024 referring to these regulations.

Issuance of SIM A: Rp120.000 (per issuance)

Issuance of SIM B I: Rp120.000 (per issuance)

Issuance of SIM B II: Rp120.000 (per issuance)

Issuance of SIM C: Rp100.000 (per issuance)

Issuance of SIM C I: Rp100000 (per issuance)

Issuance of SIM C II: Rp100.000 (per issuance)

Issuance of SIM D: Rp50.000 (per issuance)

Issuance of SIM D I: Rp50.000 (per issuance)

But the costs listed do not include the costs of psychological tests, medical tests and insurance. (Bembo)

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