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9 Japanese men detained in Manila over phone scam brought to Japan

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More Japanese committing crimes in foreign countries.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

These guys are actually very lucky to have been extradited to Japan. The sentencing and jail conditions are far more lenient and favorable than the Phillipines.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

We need teach the elderly people.

1.5 billions yens, that's a lot money for only 2 years of a scam.

That's nearly 1 millions each. So disgusting.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Scum sucking vermin

10 ( +11 / -1 )

I’m sorry for the elderly people that get scammed by these delinquents.

No matter where they come from these subject deserve to be punished by the law.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

All these phone calls and even visiting peoples houses in their thieving.

If they actually did this with a legitimate product, they could have made a reasonable living and be on the right of the law.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Chip Star: "More Japanese committing crimes in foreign countries."

The worst part being that they were transferred here, where they won't be punished. A good stint in a Philippines prison might have done them some good.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Yeah, this is disgusting on so many levels. I’m glad that these guys were caught, and brought to justice. And for those who suggest that they should serve time in a Philippine prison, believe me I understand. However, I was always one to go by the principal, “two wrongs don’t make a right.”

Besides, that’s why we even have a justice system in the first place. I mean, even with horrible thugs like this, you wouldn’t want vigilante justice, wouldn’t you? Or even with defecto deportation, even though that the crime was committed in Japan. Besides, they did spend some time in the Philippine prison, that’s why they had to be extradited in the first place.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Ought to jail them in the Phillippines...

2 ( +3 / -1 )

A syndicate. AKA the mob.

Informative ex J cop tells me these guys are being punished and/or retrained by their bosses for gangster group indiscretions.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

may have scammed some 1.5 billion yen ($13 million) from about 1,700 people in Japan since 2018

these cases justify 2 wrongs making a right.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

"tamanegiToday 01:41 pm JST

A syndicate. AKA the mob."

Do you mean the mob as in Al Capone or do you mean yakuza?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I think this lot will be punished because they targeted Japanese people. They should be put in a Philippines jail though, that'll teach them

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

So many people, locals and foreigners doing phone scams in the Philippines. That's because it's so easy to get a phone number, you can get sims anywhere and everywhere, no identifications needed.

Good thing they were extradited, if they were jailed there they would live like kings with all that money

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Saw this on the news this morning, turns out that it is not very profitable for the guys making the phone calls.

There's 4 levels to the organisation:

The Boss takes 87% of the scam money.

A and B level takes 5% each

C level (most of the actual callers) got only 3 % of the scam money.

A former C level guy told the news that his salary was around 25,000 yen a month

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Lol what's happening with Japan, even criminals underpay their employees!

(That 25k/month is probably just a typo though, maybe 25k/day or 250k/month)

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Yesterday's tv news said they were affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi. (Remember these parasites when you get that occasional poster who waxes lyrical about how the yaks are really the great protectors of the Japanese people).

0 ( +1 / -1 )

They should have left them in the Philippines and jailed them there...

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J government needs to set up a hotline for seniors to call when they receive a suspicious call,and need to invest on educating the senior citizens since this scam is out control in Japan.

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