The number of requests for consultation received by police across Japan in 2021 regarding fraudulent investment solicitations jumped 72% from the preceding year to 3,109, National Police Agency data showed Thursday.

Police are set to promote activities to warn the public of such deceitful solicitations for investment, mainly among young people, in order to prevent financial damage, especially after the legal age of adulthood was lowered from 20 to 18 in the country at the start of this month.

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