Police in Muko City, Kyoto Prefecture, are searching for a man who claimed to be a police officer and convinced a 75-year-old woman to hand him her bank cash cards. He then managed to withdraw seven million yen from her bank account before she found out he was not a policeman.
According to police, the incident occurred on Sept 12, Fuji TV reported. The man called the woman, who lives alone, and said he was a police officer. He told her that "one million yen had been withdrawn from her bank account."
Shortly after the call, the man visited the woman and asked to see her ATM card. She gave him an envelope containing three cash cards. When she wasn’t looking, he swapped the envelope with another one containing one fake ATM card.
The woman contacted police after her family pointed out that she had been a victim of fraud. Seven million yen had been withdrawn from her account by the time she contacted the police.© Japan Today