Warning against Scams Using the Bank of Japan’s Name

The Bank of Japan is warning the public about scams using the Bank’s name in attempts to fraudulently obtain money, property, or personal financial information such as bank account information. In some of these scams, fraudsters solicit investments on a bogus website involving the Bank’s name.

The Bank is not connected in any way with these scams. The Bank’s staff would never request such information as mentioned above nor collect payment cards, cash, or the like. Moreover, the Bank would never solicit investments on its website.
Please also note that the Bank does not offer deposit accounts to individuals or corporate entities other than financial institutions.

If you receive a suspicious communication using the Bank’s name via phone, e-mail, in person, or other methods, please report this to the nearest police station or your local law enforcement agency.