Dubious My Number calls made in Tokyo

posted on October 9, 2015

Tokyo police found there were at least 10 suspicious phone calls in the Japanese capital linked to the My Number 12-digit identification number system for social security and tax this month, it was learned Thursday.

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department is urging the public to be on alert for fraud and not to divulge personal information.

According to the police department, a woman in her 60s in Tokyo’s Ota Ward received a phone call on Oct. 2 from a man claiming to be a company employee. She was told that ¥700,000 was needed for security for her My Number ID.

source by newsonjapan
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