Fukuoka Prefectural Police is warning people about scams related to the national ¥100,000 handout program. According to the police, several such cases have been reported in Fukuoka Prefecture as of May 18. One of the instances targeted a Minami-Ward resident who was visited by a young man and woman claiming to be Fukuoka City staff. The resident was told to show their bank book to receive quicker payment. There have also been reported cases in which someone offered assistance with the application form for the program. The police advise people not to trust unknown visitors and calls related to the matter and to consult the police immediately. Source: Asahi / Fukuoka Prefectural Police
Disclaimer: Fukuoka Now posts summaries of Kyushu area related news for the benefit of those who cannot read Japanese. Contents posted here are mostly summaries of publicly posted news stories from Japanese media organizations. Errors might occur during translation. Those errors are ours, and not the source’s. Photos and images are sourced separately and are for illustrative purposes only. Please use this form to send feedback and questions.