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FRAUD

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 21, 2020
Tax agency bureaus in Japan on high alert for rise in consumption tax fraud
Tax authorities are preparing to act against a possible increase in abuses of a rule that exempts export transactions from sales levies following October's consumption tax hike from 8 percent to 10 percent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2020
Ringleader in bogus Tokyo land sale slapped with 12-year sentence
The man considered the ringleader of a 2017 bogus Tokyo land sale plot that targeted home builder Sekisui House Ltd. was sentenced by the Tokyo District Court to 12 years in prison on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2020
Fraudulent lenders on social media exploit virus crisis in Japan
Authorities are warning consumers about a growing number of fraudulent lenders who are attempting to use the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to prey on borrowers via social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 25, 2020
Japanese men detained in Manila over alleged ¥1.5 billion phone scam brought to Japan
Nine of 36 Japanese men detained in Manila over alleged phone scams were transported to Japan and arrested by Tokyo police on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2020
Losses in Japan from cash card collection scams surged in 2019
Losses from cash card collection scams more than doubled in 2019 from the previous year, with swindlers posing as police officers or bank workers visiting victims' homes and tricking them into handing over their cards, a police report showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 19, 2020
Moritomo Gakuen couple in Abe cronyism scandal found guilty of fraud
The former head of a nationalist school operator and his wife were found guilty of receiving u00a556.4 million in government subsidies illegally for the construction of an elementary school.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2020
Nine arrested for illegally collecting money for food business Kefir
Nine people were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of illegally collecting money for a food product sales business run by a Tokyo-based mail-order service company that filed for bankruptcy in 2018, police said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 15, 2020
In fresh scandal for Toshiba, subsidiary found to have booked ¥43.5 billion in fictitious sales
Toshiba Corp. said Friday that a subsidiary booked fictitious sales of ¥43.5 billion in 26 transactions recorded only on paper.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 12, 2020
Kansai mother and son accused of no-show scam that cost hotels ¥115 million
A mother-and-son pair in the Kansai region arrested on suspicion of obstructing business at hotels allegedly cost accommodation facilities ¥115 million in damages after they made around 3,200 booking cancellations in one year, investigative sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 6, 2020
Swindler Bernie Madoff asks for early release, claiming he's terminally ill
Bernard Madoff, who defrauded investors of more than $19 billion in history's biggest Ponzi scheme, has asked for early release from his 150-year prison sentence, claiming his health is failing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 25, 2020
Dutch regulators order Suzuki to report on alleged SUV emissions fraud
Suzuki Motor Corp. has received an order from Dutch automobile regulators to report on alleged diesel emissions falsifications regarding its sport utility vehicles.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2019
Theft from online accounts and transfers in Japan soared to ¥776 million in November
A sharp rise in the number of illegal withdrawals from online bank accounts has been reported in recent months, according to the National Police Agency.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2019
Fired former executive claims Japan Display engaged in accounting fraud
A former financial executive of Japan Display Inc. has claimed that the ailing company was engaged in accounting fraud in the past.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2019
36 Japanese men detained in Manila over alleged phone scam
A group of 36 Japanese men have been detained in Manila over an alleged phone scam targeting people in Japan, Philippine immigration sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2019
National Public Safety Commission tackles topics from elderly driving to Tokyo Olympics security
The government will consider various measures to prevent traffic accidents involving elderly drivers, including the introduction of a new driver's license category with special limitations, National Public Safety Commission Chairman Ryota Takeda has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2019
Tokyo 2020 organizers reveal that 6,900 tickets were bought with fake IDs
Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said Friday that about 6,900 tickets sold in the first phase of a domestic lottery in May were bought with fake IDs.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 7, 2019
North Korea may have played a role in massive ¥1.86 billion ATM fraud at Japanese convenience stores in 2016: U.N. panel
North Korea may have been involved in a case in which ¥1.86 billion was withdrawn fraudulently from ATMs in Japan in 2016, a U.N. panel said in an interim report on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Aug 31, 2019
Police warn Olympic ticket lottery winners to be vigilant
The second ticket lottery for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics closed on Aug. 19 for an estimated 4.16 million residents of Japan who came up empty-handed in the initial draw.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 22, 2019
Tokyo FM Broadcasting admits fiddling the books to hide subsidiary's losses
Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co. said Wednesday that it engaged in improper accounting practices to hide a subsidiary's losses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2019
Tokyo police use dog walkers to raise awareness among elderly people about fraud cases
Dogs and their owners paraded down streets in Tokyo on Monday to help prevent people from becoming victims of frauds in which swindlers make phone calls pretending to be relatives asking for money.

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