The first phone fraud cases targeting overseas Chinese in Japan were reported in March last year but have been increasing in recent months. Illustration: SCMP The first phone fraud cases targeting overseas Chinese in Japan were reported in March last year but have been increasing in recent months. Illustration: SCMP
The first phone fraud cases targeting overseas Chinese in Japan were reported in March last year but have been increasing in recent months. Illustration: SCMP
Crime

Overseas Chinese in Japan warned on phone scams demanding bank transfers

  • The scammers often pretend to be from the Chinese embassy, and tell the recipients of the calls that their residency status is in danger of being revoked
  • In one case in October, a woman in the city of Kumagaya was tricked into transferring US$349,387 to the fraudsters

Topic |   Crime
The first phone fraud cases targeting overseas Chinese in Japan were reported in March last year but have been increasing in recent months. Illustration: SCMP The first phone fraud cases targeting overseas Chinese in Japan were reported in March last year but have been increasing in recent months. Illustration: SCMP
The first phone fraud cases targeting overseas Chinese in Japan were reported in March last year but have been increasing in recent months. Illustration: SCMP
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