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Man arrested in Japan for stealing credit card info via web skimming

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Very first case of credit card skimming in Japan? Wow. There is so little crime in Japan. In the US, there has been about 120,00 credit card skimming crimes in the first half of 2023. Big difference.

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CrashTestDummyToday 05:41 pm JST

Very first case of credit card skimming in Japan? Wow. There is so little crime in Japan. In the US, there has been about 120,00 credit card skimming crimes in the first half of 2023. Big difference.

I see you forgot your sarcasm tags.

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William_BlakeToday 05:46 pm JST

CrashTestDummyToday 05:41 pm JST

Very first case of credit card skimming in Japan? Wow. There is so little crime in Japan. In the US, there has been about 120,00 credit card skimming crimes in the first half of 2023. Big difference.'

It's low crime but no lower than most Western nations. This is a bit of a myth. It depends on what crime of course. Ask yourself why you think Japan has 'so little crime' - where did you get that idea from?

Crime is recorded and investigated quite differently in Japan so it's not really an apples-to-apples comparison.

The US is an outlier and not a developed nation when it comes to crime levels.

The US also doesn't have all developed neighbors, thank you very much. It's easy to have low crime when you are an island.

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Japan is an island

It's actually a collection of islands. A casual look at a map would tell you. It spans an archipelago of 14,125 islands, with the five main islands.

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Card skimming happens all the time. This guy must have made it easy for the police if this is the first time they caught anyone.

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Also in shock nobody has commented about the fax yet.

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Elvis is here

Today 06:24 pm JST

Japan is an island

> It's actually a collection of islands. A casual look at a map would tell you. It spans an archipelago of 14,125 islands, with the five main islands.

Wow at first I thought it must be a typo , seems too large a figure from what I vaguely remember.

Turns out there was a recent recount of islands and the number more than doubled from the previous count

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Young Okuma's talents could be put to better use working for the PSIA.

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A career criminal at best, this guy was arrested for skimming and in January, Okuma and another man were arrested and later indicted for allegedly faxing a bomb threat to the Tokyo College of Music. This guy will never learn.

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Shunryū SuzukiNov. 15 07:10 pm JST

TaiwanIsNotChinaToday 05:50 pm JST

William_BlakeToday 05:46 pm JST

CrashTestDummyToday 05:41 pm JST

Very first case of credit card skimming in Japan? Wow. There is so little crime in Japan. In the US, there has been about 120,00 credit card skimming crimes in the first half of 2023. Big difference.'

It's low crime but no lower than most Western nations. This is a bit of a myth. It depends on what crime of course. Ask yourself why you think Japan has 'so little crime' - where did you get that idea from?

Crime is recorded and investigated quite differently in Japan so it's not really an apples-to-apples comparison.

The US is an outlier and not a developed nation when it comes to crime levels.

The US also doesn't have all developed neighbors, thank you very much. It's easy to have low crime when you are an island.

Please do not suggest that most crime is committed by Mexican immigrants because that is absurd and a racist thing to suggest.

I never said any such thing, but you cannot deny that having a huge undefended border with a country that is #70 on the gdp per capita list plus all of the poorer countries south of it has at least some effect.

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Very first case of credit card skimming in Japan? Wow. There is so little crime in Japan. In the US, there has been about 120,00 credit card skimming crimes in the first half of 2023. Big difference.

Very safe? Or just ignorance? There could have been victims that never ever realized they were hacked or too embarrassed. Sometimes, the inept J-police will tell people who report crimes that there is nothing that they can do, and it stops there.

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@Alan Ochoa

American nationals are responsible for an exponentially larger amount of crime than immigrants, whether legal or not. The "effect" is negligible, no reason to bring it up unless you need to flaunt your racism or you're just misinformed.

False, Japanese citizens commit more crimes than any other group in Japan. The majority of US citizens living in Japan are expats being paid by international companies or military. Both employers do not tolerate crimes abroad and will swiftly punish any criminal acts within reason.

Care to provide any actual evidence on your statement?

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Only in Japan:

Hacker faxes bomb threat

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