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Scammer pretending to be police officer arrested for using stolen cash card

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Police in Gifu city have arrested a 38-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of using a stolen cash card to withdraw 2.5 million yen from ATMs. The man got the cash card from an 86-year-old woman by impersonating a police officer.

According to police, Masato Kawai, whose address is unknown, used a stolen cash card to withdraw the money from three ATMs at a convenience store and shopping mall in Gifu in June, Kyodo News reported. 

The woman said she had received a phone call from someone who claimed to have “caught the criminal who withdrew money from her bank account.” He also reassured her that the stolen money would be returned and that an officer would visit her home to inspect her cash card to see if it had been forged.

The woman handed over the card after a man claiming to be a police officer showed up at her residence.

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How did he manage to withdraw cash from the ATM without the PIN though? Don't tell me the lady actually gave him her PIN.

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Legit question.

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How did he manage to withdraw cash from the ATM without the PIN though? Don't tell me the lady actually gave him her PIN.

Most likely the poor old lady has some degree of Alzheimers disease. What a despicable thing to do by this conman.

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In America during the Christmas rush, I found a card in an ATM still active. It went to the security guards.

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Such a proffesional, I do hate scammer

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congrats buddy you just won Darwin prize of 2022!

that drink became a quiet overpiced?

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Its obvious the old lady gave him the PIN too, i hope the police do their work and fhat criminal be locked in a prison cell for a long time.

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