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Japan Airlines defrauded of Y384 million

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Years ago... Japanese employees were transferred to different departments every couple of years or so. This was so that every employee could understand all the various functions within the company itself. I think it was called Tenkan. Well... my point, I hope this was not a case where a newly transferred individual to the accounting department lacked experience and made this mistake. If it was the case... I suggest anyone looking to defraud a Japanese company.... try it around May or June. Just a bit after the employee transfer season begins.

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Saiko, yes i think its called tenkan but it still used in government and large corps as you said i help understand all the various functions within the company itself. Also i stop individuals building power.

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In my own independent business, I minimize cloud, leasing and other subscription services for this and other reasons. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm happy to own - and thus control - my software and hardware (and then claim the depreciation and other expenses in my tax filing).

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Remember this the next time an old timer gets gone by someone pretending to be the son with the "ore ore" routine.

If this invoice was sent with lots of insider information, the perp must be or have good access to an insider, or to have hacked the mail account used for these transactions.

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sounds like an inside job!

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SaikoPhyscoToday 07:07 am JST

Years ago... Japanese employees were transferred to different departments every couple of years or so. This was so that every employee could understand all the various functions within the company itself. I think it was called Tenkan.

This still happens in old fashioned companies. It's not a good system as it leads to people being at the mercy of the HR manager to decide where they will move.

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incredible that a company the size of JAL actually fell for the equivalent of a Nigerian Prince scheme.

Insane, really.

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The culture of Japanese employees is not to ask questions and just do as instructed with these types of consequences.....

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An inside job for sure.

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I just hope the damn taxpayer isn't gonna be on the hook for these losses - wasn't JAL nationalized a few years ago?

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JAL suffered a serious loss due to utter negligence of its officials. As usual prevalent practice, its corporate executives will apologise before the public and bow their heads in remorse.

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..........while also considering reprimanding relevant officials for failing to sufficiently verify the emails.

Considering reprimanding? JAL should seriously consider firing them assuming a police investigation finds they were not involved in the crime, merely incompetent.

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It was a one-time incident, but a series of blunders from August to October. The word is STUPID. That's Japan Airlines.

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I've heard stories of how some larger companies will just pay off any invoice that gets sent to them as long as it isn't some unreasonably high number, wouldn't surprise me if a lot of scammers took advantage of that.

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Do Japanese companies - and their employees - ever, ever adhere to any form or semblance of governance? A rhetorical question, obviously...

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Clamenza, “incredible that a company the size of JAL actually fell for the equivalent of a Nigerian Prince scheme.”

Not reallysince It was money they actually did owe. They just paid it into the wrong account. Could have been avoided if they had contacted the companies they owed money to to confirm that the new account was legit.

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And now it’s been revealed that Skymark Airlines also fell for the same scam, but when they sent the payment the receiving account had already been shut down.

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Probably North Koreans. Its incredibly easy for North Koreans to set up operations in Hong Kong.

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educator60 - money owed is not the issue. That such large sums of money were sent to an account without adhering to any security checks whatsoever is beyond parody.

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I've read this story several times, and I still can't find anything about Nigerians.

Or North Koreans.

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