People in Japan can now earn 10,000-yen bounties for scamming scammers

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Turning the tables on the ore ore scam in Nagoya can leave you richer than you were before the attempted fraud.

The “ore ore scam” is one of the oldest cons in Japan, and it starts when a crook calls a senior citizen on the phone and says “Ore da,” or “It’s me.” The plan is that the target will mistake the scammer for a son or grandson, and should they ask “Who is this?”, the scammer will employ guilt tactics, saying, “What? It’s me! You recognize my voice, don’t you?”

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