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 ...

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 ...