Online Fraud Law in Indonesia: Enforcement Challenges and Future Solutions


  • Luh Putu Yeyen Karista Putri Universitas Pendidikan Nasional


Online Fraud Law, Restitution for Fraud Victims, Restorative Justice


Online fraud is an imminent threat to internet users. While some considered it as a low-priority crime, the number of cases and financial impacts for the victims are devastating. Furthermore, inefficiency in the justice system hinders fraud victims from obtaining restitution. Consequently, many online fraud actors are left unpunished. This study seeks to unravel weaknesses in the enforcement related to online fraud in Indonesia. In addition, this study also provides practical solutions emphasizing on restorative justice. This study uses normative legal research methods by analyzing laws and regulations as primary legal sources supplemented by relevant journal articles. The study identifies two factors that hinder online fraud enforcement inter alia: the capacity of law enforcement and justice inefficiency. The proposed solutions to enhance law enforcement related to online fraud namely: building responsive online fraud reporting system, collaboration and information sharing with Fraud Justice Networks, using cutting edge tools, and improving personnel’ skills and competence. Lastly, the law maker must enable online fraud victims to access restitution provided under Witnesses and Victim Protection Law.


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How to Cite

Putri, L. P. Y. K. . (2022). Online Fraud Law in Indonesia: Enforcement Challenges and Future Solutions. International Conference Towards Humanity Justice for Law Enforcement and Dispute Settlement, 1(1), 54-64. Retrieved from