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Four Men Arrested Over Online Romance ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. After Woman Cheated Out Of Millions Of Yen

FUKUOKA, JAPAN – Four Men Were Arrested Tuesday For Allegedly Scamming Several Women Out Of Large Amounts Of Money By Feigning Romantic Interest Online.

The men approached a number of women living in Fukuoka Prefecture last year via social media and pretended to be foreign military servicemen needing money, investigative sources said.

A suspect arrested in a case involving an online romance scam is taken to Fukuoka Prefecture on Tuesday

A suspect arrested in a case involving an online romance scam is taken to Fukuoka Prefecture on Tuesday

The men sent messages saying they wanted to meet the women and that they needed financial support such as paying for an airline ticket to visit Japan or to leave the military.

One woman in her 50s was cheated out of about ¥6 million, the sources said.

Investigators searched a building in Yoshikawa, Saitama Prefecture, that is suspected of being the group’s headquarters, according to the sources.

The group is believed to be active in a number of eastern prefectures in the nation, and a man suspected of being the group’s leader lives in Chiba Prefecture, the sources said.

“International romance scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.” are on the rise in Japan. Con artists manipulate women in various ways, such as by showing them photos of unrelated men.