Jul 23, 2014

Swindlers suspected of exploiting fears over Benesse leak

Swindlers may be trying to take advantage of data leak fears raised by the theft from Benesse Corp. of data on millions of customers, the National Consumer Affairs Center warned on Tuesday. The consumer advocacy group is advising caution against suspicious telephone calls that ...

Jul 25, 2013

University of Tokyo professor arrested for alleged swindling

A University of Tokyo professor was arrested Thursday for allegedly bilking the school and Okayama University out of a combined ¥21.8 million by falsely claiming he needed the funds for nonexistent research projects. The special investigation unit of the Tokyo Public Prosecutor’s Office arrested ...