Japanese phone fraud has continued to grow

Source: Nishida Kimiaki Release Time: 06:27:59 2018-11-18

According to the National Police Agency, criminals use the family members, bank employees and other trustworthy figures to defraud money, resulting in a loss of about 50 billion yen per year for more than a decade. Studies have shown that victims often do not want to go to the police, or even dare to tell close relatives, because they feel unable to recover their money, or because they are so easily deceived and shamed. By treating events as an isolated incident and the urge to quickly bring up events in the past, there is also a strong psychological tendency among those who aim to discount personal responsibility.

This silence between victims is by no means the only reason for the persistence of crime, but it may explain to some extent why the authorities have been trying to find a viable way to reduce the scale of bank transfer fraud. Authorities see stubbornness that they believe the Japanese are too trustworthy. However, from the perspective of a liar, this scam is a simple, low-risk way to deceive people to take money. The richness of this low-key fruit drives the rise of criminal groups and the technologies they practice more than any other factor.

The common scam used by scammers is usually an accident with a young relative, or an annoying situation at work, and immediate money, usually millions of yen. The prototype is Ore Sagi - literally, "It's me, this is my scam" - The actor uses the male person pronoun Ore (I) to fool an unsuspecting victim who thinks a son or grandson is on this line at the other end. Another common breed involves false brokerage firms that provide high returns for stocks and bonds and target older, less financially ill citizens.

The "telephone fraud" that criminals scam by phone on their phone shows that there is no sign of a weakening in Japan. The authorities countered these incidents through public awareness campaigns, but rampant offenders quickly adopted new techniques to deceive victims.