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Crypto scammers are targeting the elderly Japani Single on social media and dating apps. But middle-aged Japanese lonely hearts are also finding themselves in the cross-hairs of fraudsters. And it appears that some scammers are targeting younger people.
in a column for nikkan marigoldFinancial advisor Kuroiwa Yasushi wrote:
“Lonely older people are lonely. I understand that. However, [crypto scammers] Their hunters are now at large. The victims of crypto fraud are now coming forward one after the other.”
Kuroiwa cited the example of one of his clients – a man in his 60s – who approached him for advice. bitcoin (btc), During their conversation, the man revealed that he had been chatting with a “woman” on a dating app. She said that she wanted him to invest in BTC through a certain platform.
Of late, dating app-based scammers have been more inclined to direct their victims to bogus crypto trading platforms. Once they have control of their victim’s funds, the scammers usually break off contact.
Some trick victims into purchasing “crypto mining packages” that offer “guaranteed” monthly income. Many such schemes – in Japan, Elsewhere in East AsiaAnd further afieldhave been exposed as rug pulling or more basic scams.
Kuroiwa explained that he eventually managed to help the client identify the “suspicious” nature of the “woman” he was chatting with. But he warned that “single elderly people should be careful” when using chat apps and be aware of the growing threat of “cryptocurrency scammers”.
Crypto Scammers Seeking Japanese Lonely Hearts – All Ages
media outlet nico videos It has been reported that crypto scammers were also preying on young victims on platforms such as Line, Twitter and Instagram. Media outlets reported that the masterminds of the multi-level marketing (MLM) scam were offering teenagers “guaranteed” profits of up to 40% on small bets.
In many cases, the scammers appear as wealthy and attractive young men – in an attempt to get young women to sign up for “bogus” crypto “investment training” sessions.
The media outlet noted that the government was responding by increasing the amount of “financial education” being provided to “junior and senior high school students”.
And Saga Shimbam reported that a 30-year-old man from Kashima had fallen victim to a crypto scam that left him almost $56,000 out of pocket.
Police officials said the man started chatting with a “Singaporean woman” on a social media platform in mid-December last year.
The woman told him she was “making over $200,000 a month” trading crypto – and convinced him to invest in the coins.
Police said the man bought $56,000 worth of coins and sent them to a trading platform – making a total of six transactions. However, by mid-January, problems began to arise. Another person, who claimed to be a crypto exchange employee, contacted the man to inform him that his coins were “frozen”.
The man eventually realized that he had no way of accessing his wealth. Now realizing that he has been cheated, he finally complains to the police.
In 2021, a national watchdog Men aged 30-49 warned Be aware of the risks involved when investing in crypto on the advice of strangers.