Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Ad notifications in the default application are sometimes annoying for cellphones because they keep appearing suddenly at important moments. On HP Oppo, there is an online gambling promotion notification that appears by default.
CNBC Indonesia found a pop-up notification for a slot gambling application promotion on an Oppo cellphone that had just been released in Indonesia.
Users can turn off these notifications via settings. The way you can open Settings, scroll down in the Notification menu and Status Bar.
Then, search for Game Center and swipe left to turn off notification permissions.
Slot gambling application ad notifications appear on the HP Oppo Reno 10 Pro Plus. The notification pop-up appears in Game Center, a default or pre-installed application store on HP Oppo.
Regarding this, the Minister of Communication and Informatics Budi Arie said he had many ways to overcome it.
One of them is by giving a warning and taking down the application in question. Apart from that, Budi will also block bank accounts used by slot gambling actors.
“Let’s just block the account, the bank. What kind of transaction do you want him to gamble with,” said Budi when met in Jakarta, Wednesday (23/8/2023).
“That’s it for later, don’t worry, those are still the next steps, I still have a lot of moves.” he added.
PR Manager for Oppo Indonesia Aryo Meidianto said Game Center was an application developed by the Oppo center in China, not Oppo Indonesia.
According to Aryo’s narrative, the Oppo Game Center notification can be turned off so that users are not disturbed by the online gambling slot pop-ups that appear.
However, if the application is downloaded to a cellphone, then it has become the realm of consumers. It’s the same as the ads on other smartphones.
“The ad appears because of geo-location or has previously searched for the word slot gambling and so on, advertising is already sophisticated,” said Aryo when contacted via short message.
In line with that, Oppo Head of PR Baskoro Adiwiyono said that the emergence of online gambling slots on Oppo cellphones had caught his attention.
“This has come to our attention, and we are following it up,” he said.
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