Man pays 100 million yen ($967,235) for browsing porn on his phone & causing “viruses”

Note: Man discussed is not the man pictured

We’ve all been there. Getting a little horny and away from our computer so we use the mini computer that is our smartphones to watch porn to settle the matter. There’s paid porn sites and free porn viewing sites that usually make revenues through ads. One guy in his 50’s in Sapporo, Japan did the same with his smartphone, except he ended up paying 100 million yen for his horny adventure for “unpaid porn site fees” and “virus spreading.”

In October 2020 the man received an email from “NTT Finance,” which is a well known and legitimate financing and billing service in Japan. In the email he was told to call their customer service number which he did. The person on the end of that call said to call another number and when he did he was talking to someone from ” NTS Debt Collection” (also real) who told him he owed fees for unpaid porn site viewing on his phone. He believed them, most likely because he was a avid porn site viewer, and sent money to the bank account the representative gave him.

Over the next couple months he kept receiving more payment requests, including one from “Nihon Network Security” (also real) as a result of his porn viewing spreading a virus to other phones. As a result he needed to pay “insurance payments” to these phones he infected.

After making many fee payments, adding up to 100 million yen, he became suspicious and went to the police on December 10th, 2020. He was informed he had been scammed. While those companies he dealt with were legitimate, everything else was not and scammers had taken him for quite the hefty lesson in scamming.

To prevent something like this from happening to you I suggest a couple things.

If you get a email from a financial institution that seems off or suspicious, check the email address it came from and not just the name of person/company it came from. For example, if it’s from ” NTT Finance,” see if it say something like “NTTFinance@NTT.com.” If it’s fake it’s likely something like “NTTFinance@fwizs.com.”

If the email looks somewhat official, like “NTTFinance@NTT-Finance” but you still suspect it and they tell you to call a number in the email do some research first. Go online and look up that company’s website and see if their contact number matches the number in the email. If not, it’s suspicious. You can also contact the company and verify if the number in the email is legitimate or not.

Doing those should get you enough information to determine if the email/phone number you got is a scam or not. If anything, ask the police.

Don’t get scammed and enjoy your free porn!

Source: NHK News

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