Sep 17, 2014

Kanagawa police set up team to fight scams targeting the elderly

Police in Kanagawa Prefecture set up a team on Wednesday to investigate and prevent fraud targeting the elderly. The team of more than 100 officers, drawn from different departments, is the first such large-scale initiative in Japan to tackle “furikome” bank transfer scams, according ...

| Aug 23, 2014

Sagi (詐欺)

Instant messenger Line has been a popular target with fraudsters in recent months, with users being asked to buy prepaid cards in messages from friends whose smartphones have been hacked. In August, Line users have been hit by a new type of fraud (sagi, ...

Aug 20, 2014

Watch out for fraudsters

The police, local government officials and community volunteers should strive to educate the elderly members of their community about the danger of fraud.

Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released on scant evidence

Prosecutors have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. “At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment,” the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office said Friday ...

Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released due to lack of evidence

Prosecutors say they have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. “At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment,” the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office ...

Jul 25, 2014

In U.K., sham marriages more prevalent: MPs

Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned on Friday. The number of suspect couples referred to the interior ministry each year had more than ...