Behind the Scenes of Female Teachers and Top University Students Becoming “Pawns in Telephone Scams”. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Behind the Scenes of Female Teachers and Top University Students Becoming “Pawns in Telephone Scams”.

Nonfiction writer Kota Ishii delves into the depths of Japanese society!

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Last year In Okayama Prefecture last year A female teacher in her A female teacher in her 20s was arrested in Okayama Prefecture last year for being involved in a special fraud.

The female teacher was a full-time teacher at a public elementary school and was married with a child. However, she was in debt and started looking for a second job with better conditions.

The year before the incident, she found an opening for a black-market job on social media. It is not known whether she knew from the beginning that the job was a special scam or not. However, when she learned that she would be paid a large sum of money, she applied for the job.

Since then, she has been working around Hyogo Prefecture, following the instructions of special fraud groups to commit special fraud against multiple people. She worked as both a “receiver,” who met with victims to receive cash and cash cards, and a “drawer,” who used the cash cards to withdraw cash.

The female teacher was paid about 10 percent of the total amount. According to media reports, the total amount of damage was about 6.8 million yen. According to the news report, the total amount of damage was about 6.8 million yen, which is a simple calculation of 680,000 yen. This means that she earned about 680,000 yen.

But May 2009 In May 2009, she was arrested by the police when she withdrew cash from an ATM in Okayama Prefecture using someone else’s cash card. She was arrested by the police in May 2009. 53 The total amount of damage is 28.5 billion yen.

The increase in the amount of damage is 28.5 billion yen.

According to the national government, the total amount of damage caused by special fraud in the last fiscal year was 28.5 billion yen. According to the government, the total annual damage from special fraud was 28.5 billion yen last year.

The main members of the special fraud criminal organizations are mainly “hangure”. They use the Internet to gather people called “kakego” and make phone calls based on lists circulating in the underworld. After deceiving the caller, they have another “receiver” receive cash or cash cards from the victim, or have a “payer” withdraw deposits.

For the main members of the scam, the “receivers” and “payees” are discarded because of the high risk of arrest. The main members control them remotely through phone calls and social networking services, and if they are caught by the police, they cut them off like a lizard’s tail and run away.

During this interview, one of the main members of the group talked about the recruitment method of the “takers” and “takers” as follows.

I don’t know what kind of person the school teacher arrested in Okayama was, but when I saw the news, I thought, ‘She must have been easy to handle. From our point of view, she is the easiest type to use.

You may have the image that “ukeko” or “dashiiko” is done by delinquents, but that’s not the case at all. Those guys are dangerous and we don’t want to use them. Instead, the most suitable type of person is a quiet, bullied child. That’s why we’re trying to find people like that.

In fact, I have interviewed people who were arrested in prisons and juvenile detention centers for being involved in special scams, and rather than typical delinquents, many of them gave me the impression of timid people with few words.

Why do they consider people like female teachers to be “easy to handle” and actively recruit them? I would like to clarify the reason from the testimonies of key members.

More than 80% of the victims of special frauds are elderly people. However, the average age of the perpetrators is much lower. According to last year’s statistics, 70% of the people arrested for special fraud are teenagers to teenagers to 20s. The average age of the perpetrators is much younger. Furthermore, in 90% of the cases, the accomplices (in most cases, the main members) escape detection.

Why are there so many young people on the receiving end?

The female teacher mentioned above was in her 20s when she was arrested. 20s. The female teacher mentioned above was in her 20s when she was arrested. Why are so many of the young people at the receiving end and the sending end?

A member of the group explained the reason as follows.

First of all, they are recruiting through social networking sites. That’s why it’s easier to attract young people. Also, young people are used to doing everything on the Internet. That’s why they’re willing to talk to us without really knowing what the job is, and they’re willing to work with just the instructions on social networking sites without meeting us in person. For us, we can operate them from a distance like a drone, blurring out all the inconvenient parts.

It’s easy to get on board, and it works well. 20-something The ones who come on board easily and work well are “earnest and quiet people in their twenties with debts,” he said. The best candidates are those who can’t get their heads around their gambling or shopping addictions.

Many of them have lost their ability to judge right and wrong because they are mentally overwhelmed. Hence, when they find a dark bite on social networking sites, they jump on it.

The same thing happened to a runaway Teenagers in their late teens to 20s The same is true for runaway teenagers and young adults in their late teens and twenties. Young people who have been abused by their parents or have been subjected to domestic violence by their boyfriends want to leave their homes immediately, but they don’t have enough money for living expenses. So, grasping at straws, they apply for black-market jobs.

So why are “serious” and “quiet” such good conditions? The reason is that special scams have a structure in which they use fear to control the recipients and payers.

This is because special scams are structured to control the recipients and payers through fear.

In the beginning, people apply for the job because they are dazzled by the amount of money, and many of them don’t understand that the work is criminal. Most of them don’t realize that the work is criminal until they start doing it, but if the police are called then, we could get caught.

So, when we get an application, we make them submit their home address, photo, company, family information, and everything else. Most of the time, if you say “resume,” they’ll give it to you without a second thought.

Once we get the personal information, we’re in business. We threaten them with the words, ‘If you go to the police, we will come to you and kill you,’ and then we make them work. That way, even if they want to get out of the way, they won’t be too scared to run away because they’ve got your personal information. Serious and quiet people are more likely to get scared and do as they are told. That’s why that kind of person is better suited for the job.

If people from top companies are caught: ……

If you are a public servant or a person who works for a prestigious company, and it comes to light that you are involved in a special fraud, you will not only be arrested, but it will become national news. That’s why they are getting deeper and deeper into it.

On the other hand, unserious people are unsuitable because they may disappear along the way, get caught making trivial mistakes, or seek help from the same anti-social group. That’s why most of the time, people like drug addicts turn them down as “unreachable”. They only want people who will work like a remote robot, faithfully doing their bidding.

Last year alone, in addition to the female elementary school teacher mentioned above, public servants working in government offices and students at top universities were arrested for special fraud. This may be due to the fact that they were the kind of people that the special fraud groups were looking for.

So, how much do the special fraud groups pay these pawns? The person I spoke to said, “It depends on the group and the job.

It depends on the group and the job, but usually it’s 10 percent of the money taken, or 20 percent per time. It depends on the group and the job. It depends on the group and the job. We use fear to control them, but if we don’t pay them, sooner or later they’ll get away. That’s why we make them our accomplices, so they can’t leave us.

However, the receivers and dispatchers are just pawns that will be caught one day. And when they get caught, we’ll just cut and run. That’s why the system is designed so that we make money, but the takers and takers can’t get away with it.

Even if you are on the receiving end of threats, if you are arrested for special fraud, you will often be sentenced to two or three years in prison, even if it is your first offense. With this in mind, I guess it means that one day you will be caught in an endless loop.

What happens to the children who are arrested? If you are an adult, you will have to pay for your crimes in prison, and if you are a young person, you will have to go to a juvenile reformatory for a year or so. They are taught about the sorrows of the elderly who have lost their lives to special scams, the suffering of those whose families have been destroyed, and are confronted with the magnitude of their crimes through group meetings.

Special Circumstances of Being Released from Prison and Getting Involved Again

However, according to one of the members of the special scam, there are a few people who apply for black-market jobs again after being released from juvenile detention or prison. This is what he had to say.

If you get caught once, you’ll probably feel the same way two or three times. If they get caught once, they probably feel that it will happen again, and again, and again. I try to ask them to work for us because it’s easier for us to use them if they’re that open-minded.

As these words indicate, special scams are not committed by wayward delinquents, but rather by people who have been cornered and are serious or meek, and there is a mechanism to take advantage of them thoroughly and discard them. Even if they are dazzled by the high rewards and jump at the chance, what awaits them is a dark tragedy.

Just look at the teacher at the beginning of this article. Not only was he arrested for his indiscretion, but he also plunged his family into despair and inflicted lifelong scars on his little pupils at the school. Not to mention the victims and their families.

There is no end to the number of people who apply for such special scams due to the Covid-19 disaster. This is what he has to say.

He says, “Since the Covid-19 disaster 20 ~Since the Covid-19 disaster, I’ve been getting 20 to 30 Since the Covid-19 disaster, I have been receiving applications from company employees in their 20s and 30s. He said, “Since the Covid-19 disaster, I feel that more and more office workers in their 20s and 30s have been applying for jobs. Until then, young women had the option of working part-time at night without telling the company, even if they had debts. But with the decline of such jobs in Covid-19, it seems that more and more of them are jumping at the chance to work with us. The police are getting tougher and tougher every year, but we’ve been able to hire better and better people to help us get by.

The better they are, the more useful they are. This sent a chill down my spine, but I guess it is actually those types of people who are being targeted.

Again, the last thing that awaits those who are involved in special scams is ruin. Those who think they have nothing to do with it should be aware of the structure and horror of special scams in order to avoid falling into them.

  • Reporting and writing Kota Ishii

    Born in Tokyo in 1977. Nonfiction writer. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art. He is active in reporting and writing about culture, history, and medicine in Japan and abroad. His books include "The House of 'Demons': Parents Who Kill Their Own Children," "Forty-three Killing Intentions: The Depths of the Kawasaki Jr. 1 Boys' Murder Case," "Rental Child," "Kinship Murder," and "Social Map of Disparity and Division.

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