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Consumers were cheated out of more than ¥200 billion by now-bankrupt bedding supplier L&G K.K. in a shady investment scheme known for its quasi money called Enten, according to the latest data compiled by police.

It is the most money ever collected in a shady investment scheme, topping the ¥200 billion netted in the 1980s by Osaka-based Toyota Shoji, which deceived mainly old people on the pretext of selling gold bars.

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