“Hey, how’d you get our personal information?” we ask a Japanese telemarketer

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


They asked Seiji if he wanted to get into the real estate game, but Seiji wanted to know how they got his number.

Like a lot of people these days, our Japanese-language reporter Seiji Nakazawa primarily keeps in touch with friends and family through text messages and voice chat apps. If someone does call his actual phone number, it’s usually either a company or individual he’s reached out to while researching an article or someone trying to sell him something, and when his phone rang the other day, it was the latter.

“Hello, Mr. Nakazawa!” said the voice

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