Published on September 16th,2009 at 12:48 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Is Apple Japan a Front Business for Japanese Scam Companies?

You may remember this article regarding the Apple Loan Box of Mysteries… And less than a week later we have a scary update.

Since we were refused the Apple Loan, as well as other test subjects, we all began receiving scam email and phone calls, either asking us to contact a company (see below) to pay for a certain service, or phone calls from companies trying to sell use products and services. In today’s case it was a funeral service company.

It’s interesting to note that most of the time the callers aren’t based in Japan, but overseas and speak poor Japanese.

Since our last article we forwarded many question and the above statement to Apple Japan… As of now we haven’t received a reply to our email… So the question I have in mind now is simple. Is Apple Japan in anyway related to the Japanese organized crime, or are they also a victim here? And if they’re a victim, why don’t they get back to us to work on solving this problem.

32% Yes
68% No

(31 votes)

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  • PeterX0001

    Looks like all your personal information has been illegally onsold to other companies.

    A new consumer hotline has just debuted in Japan. you should try calling and raising this with them.

    Don’t let them get away with

  • G. Curt Fiedler

    Send your information to Apple USA. Probably Apple Japan doesn’t know what to do with themselves.

  • SD

    Perhaps it’s a new finance company and you are in line for a reply with many others that are going through the same thing. I would like to think that’s the case and that apple jp will quickly switch to a new finance company. Otherwise that would be quite a mar on the integrity of Apple (or at least the Japanese management). This is very interesting; please keep us updated.

  • AdamC

    Apple never or seldom reply to request for comments.

    Do you seriously believe Apple Japan is linked to the Yakuza? and Is that relationship really worth the hard fought and earned reputation?
    If your answer is both yes then you should report Apple Japan to the authorities with your theory or theories.



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