Cyber fraud (also known as ‘Internet fraud’) uses the internet to get money illegally from people by deceiving them. Cyber fraud includes business fraud, non-delivery of merchandise and investment fraud.

Who deceived you?

Committing fraud online allows someone to hide their identity and location, making it difficult for police and other law enforcement agencies to bring them to justice.

Japanese offenders generally target fellow country people, contacting them in the Japanese language. If you’ve been deceived by an English website claiming a Japanese business, it is likely to be run by a foreigner(s), which makes it further difficult to identify them.

There is generally little chance to recover money stolen by the offender. The first and the hardest part of all is to identify the offender.

Our experience

We are one of the few firms that handle cross-border cyber frauds in Japan. We have several successful cases of recovering money from offenders where victims transferred money to a Japanese bank account.

In these cases, we started by requesting the bank to disclose the information of the account holder. We further used open-source intelligence (OSINT) techniques for discovering more information about the organisation/individual in question. We also have asset search skills.

Cyber cases are complex and highly technical; you must instruct attorneys with relevant experience.

Costs

As cyber cases are complex, we quote on a case-by-case basis. Generally, we charge you at the investigation stage and the stage of the proceedings, respectively.

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