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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 4, 2022
The rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes: A timeline
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, 37, was accused of defrauding investors and patients with her claims of revolutionizing lab testing with a machine that used a single drop of blood.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 8, 2021
Yes, Americans can still hide bank accounts offshore
American citizens can get away with offshore accounts by using complicated trusts or soliciting family members overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Regional voices: Chubu
May 10, 2021
Fraudulent signatures in recall petition rattle Aichi's political world
The names were gathered in an effort to have Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura resign over his handling of a 2019 exhibition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Regional voices: Chubu
May 10, 2021
Aichi assemblyman admits to falsely verifying petition signatures
Takeshi Yamada, 52, was a key executive of a group spearheading a recall petition against Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura in relation to a 2019 exhibition.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 3, 2021
The trust gap between winning and losing sides in elections
A gap between the winning and losing sides' willingness to accept the outcome of a presidential contest is nothing new.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 15, 2021
For victims of Bernie Madoff, 'tragedy goes on’ after scammer’s death
Madoff's death in prison doesn't change much for his victims, many of whom are still waiting to be made whole on their share of $20 billion that vanished.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2021
Former head of Nagasaki post office may have swindled over ¥1 billion
According to an internal probe, the man in his 60s fraudulently collected money from customers after telling them the payments were for deposits or insurance premiums.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2021
Japan on high alert for COVID-19 vaccination scams
Vaccine-linked scams emerged in January, according to an official, when the approach of the vaccine program quickly captured national attention.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2021
Man arrested for forging prized popsicle sticks to win Pokemon cards
A man was arrested Wednesday near Tokyo for allegedly forging and sending out dozens of special popsicle sticks to an ice cream manufacturer so they could be redeemed for popular Pokemon cards by the company.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2020
Fake residence cards proliferating as more non-Japanese overstay
Investigators acted on 748 cases of possession, forgery and other offenses involving residence cards in 2019 alone, according to the National Police Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 29, 2020
Billing scam suspected in surge of calls from nonexistent numbers
Mobile phone calls received in Japan from nonexistent international phone numbers surged in September in a suspected billing fraud and victimized at least one woman, experts warned Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / EXPLAINER
Sep 25, 2020
How to steal ¥28 million: Lessons learned from the Docomo swindle
Japan's largest mobile phone carrier made headlines after its e-money service was used to defraud people who weren't NTT Docomo customers.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 24, 2020
Stolen money via Japan Post account breaches rises to ¥60 million
Japan Post Bank Co. said Thursday the amount of money stolen from customers' accounts due to a series of security breaches of seven electronic payment services has ballooned to about ¥60 million ($570,000).
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2020
Ex-chief of bankrupt Japan Life and 13 others arrested over fraud
The group faces accusations of running a scam involving clothing, jewelry and other goods claimed to have health benefits.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 10, 2020
NTT Docomo admits ¥18 million stolen via its e-money service
The company, which has stopped allowing customers to create new links between the service and bank accounts, has said it will try to compensate victims.
BUSINESS
Aug 27, 2020
In wake of insurance scandal, new Japan Post chief says sales of policies to resume
Japan Post said an additional 642 workers, including salespeople, are now subject to disciplinary measures related to the insurance scandal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 26, 2020
Three arrested in Japan on suspicion of coronavirus relief fraud
The suspects, who all live in Aichi Prefecture, were arrested on suspicion of falsifying documents showing their income had fallen since the beginning of the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Jun 6, 2020
Crime syndicate puts brakes on fraudulent activities during pandemic
Gang leadership says it's wrong to “rob (elderly) individuals of the money they need to live.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2020
Japanese police warn that criminals are making most of virus outbreak
The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan is cautioning against a rise in phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be city officials.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2020
China corporate governance in doubt after two accounting scandals in week
China’s second accounting scandal in less than a week is underscoring concern over lax corporate governance at some of its fastest-growing companies.

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