Nov 17, 2015

Japan mulls full scholarship program for children of crime victims

The government is considering launching a full scholarship program for children of crime victims, according to informed sources. An existing scholarship loan program offers interest-free financing to such children, using funds not returned to victims of furikome sagi remittance scams. However, since it was ...

Sep 24, 2015

Police operation recovers ¥50 million after virtual currency scam

In a rare move, prosecutors have offered investigative information to fraud victims hit by a virtual currency scam before pursuing indictment, allowing the recovery of some ¥50 million in illicit funds, investigative sources said Thursday. In most cases, the Criminal Procedure Code prohibits the ...

Aug 27, 2015

Danish tax agency possible victim of billion-dollar scam

Denmark’s tax authority said Wednesday it had alerted police after foreign companies appeared to have drained 804 million euros from the system in what would be the country’s biggest-ever tax fraud. “Over the summer we became suspicious after receiving information from a foreign authority,” ...

Apr 12, 2014

Teen grilled over ¥400 million scam

The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a high-school student from the western Tokyo suburb of Chofu for allegedly perpetrating an “it’s me” telephone scam that fleeced his victims out of roughly ¥400 million. Police sources said the 17-year-old denied involvement in the scam as ...