Police in Tama City, Tokyo, are looking for two men who conned a 79-year-old woman out of 30 million yen.
According to police, the woman received a call on Sept 10 from a man claiming to be her son. The caller said his bag had been stolen and that it contained his cell phone and a check for a large sum of money that was vital for his work, Fuji TV reported.
The "son" asked his mother to help and said he would send a colleague to pick up the money. The accomplice came to a meeting place near the woman's house on a bike and collected 30 million yen in cash from the woman on two occasions between Sept 10 and 14.
The crime came to light after the woman received a call from her son on Monday.© Japan Today