Japan National Police Agency establish new bureau to combat serious cybercrimes

On March 30, 2022 Japan introduced legislation to set up a new office and a special investigation team of the National Police Agency to deal with serious cybercrime cases. With national jurisdiction and a launch date of April 1, a 200-member cybercrime investigation team will deal with serious cases such

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Credit Card Security Guidelines Formulated in Japan

March 9, 2022 The “8th Meeting of the Credit Transaction Security Council” (secretariat: Japan Consumer Credit Association [JCA]) was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, and the “Credit Card Security Guidelines,” which stipulate security measures to be implemented by businesses involved in credit card transactions, have been revised [Version 3.0].

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Beware of scam emails purporting to come from UNODC

WARNING Various types of scam emails purporting to be from or associated with UNODC have been circulating on the internet. Some of these emails request detailed information and/or money from individuals, businesses or non-profit organisations with the promise that they will receive funds or other benefits in return. Other emails

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Secret Service Issues COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Phishing Alert

Press Release from The United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security WASHINGTON – Criminals are opportunists, and as seen in the past, any major news event can become an opportunity forgroups or individuals with malicious intentions. The Coronavirus is no different. In fact, the Coronavirus is a prime opportunityfor

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COVID-19 Scams Fraud Alert by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Scammers are offering COVID-19 tests to Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for personal details, including Medicare information. However, the services are unapproved and illegitimate. Fraudsters are targeting

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Immigration Services Agency “Efforts Toward Human Trafficking Countermeasures” Top Page

Here you will find information on efforts toward human trafficking countermeasures at the Immigration Services Agency of the Ministry of Justice. What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking refers to the use of violence, threats, abduction, scams, or other such means that take advantage of vulnerable persons to obtain, transport, or

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