Police are investigating a case in which a 67-year-old woman living in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, was robbed of over 150 million yen after being swindled by a fraudulent investment opportunity.
In October of last year, a man called the woman claiming to be working for a legitimate food manufacturing and distribution company, TBS reported Saturday. He told her that his company had the opportunity to issue bonds from the Ministry of Agriculture at an annual interest rate of 15%. The man even went as far as to send her an information packet explaining the loan opportunity.
Having convinced the woman of the legitimacy of his offer, for three months following the phone call, the conman visited the woman's house over 14 times and in all, received over 150 million yen in payments from the woman.© Japan Today