Crypto scammers are targeting elderly Japanese singles on social media and dating apps. But middle-aged Japanese lonely hearts are also finding themselves in fraudsters’ cross-hairs.
And some scammers appear to be targeting yet-younger individuals.In a column for Nikkan Gendai, the financial advisor Kuroiwa Yasushi wrote:“Single elderly people are lonely.
I understand that. However, [crypto scammers] who prey on them are now rampant. The victims of crypto fraud are now coming forward, one after another.”Kuroiwa gave the example of one of his clients – a man in his 60s – who contacted him for advice on Bitcoin (BTC).
During the course of their conversation, the man revealed that he had been chatting with a “woman” on a dating app. She said that she wanted him to invest in BTC via a certain platform.Of late, dating app-based scammers appear keen to direct their victims onto bogus crypto trading platforms.Read more on cryptonews.com