NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 20, 2019

NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

by Philip Brasor

Thai police last month raided a residence in Pattaya where an alleged telephone swindling operation was taking place. They discovered 15 Japanese nationals suspected of calling retired people in Japan and fooling them into purchasing electronic money. Japanese police say they will arrest the ...

National Mar 25, 2010

'Ore, ore' ringleader gets 20 years

The Tokyo District Court sentenced the accused mastermind of a massive "ore, ore" remittance scam to 20 years in prison Wednesday for violating the law against organized crime. The court handed down the ruling to Masaki Toda, 31, for bilking elderly and other vulnerable people ...

National Jul 6, 2003

Two held in ¥4.4 million yen 'Ore' scam

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of swindling two Tokushima Prefecture women out of a total of 4.4 million yen by posing as acquaintances, the police said Saturday. The police also suspect the two have been involved in several hundred similar cases in other ...