Woman pays for 'Russian astronaut' to return to Earth in marriage scam


OTSU, Shiga, Oct 10 (Japan Today) - Police are investigating whether a woman in central Japan was scammed into sending around 4.4 million yen to a person who claimed to be a Russian astronaut working at the International Space Station and needing money to return to Earth to marry her.

The 65-year-old woman in Shiga Prefecture, became acquainted with the person on a social networking site in June before they communicated through the Line messaging app. The person repeatedly told her they loved her and proposed marriage, the police said.

The suspect then asked the woman for money as expenses for a rocket and its "landing fees" on Earth, said the police. ...continue reading

Oct 10 (MBS NEWS) - 宇宙飛行士を名乗る外国人の男に「地球に戻るためのロケット費用」として、女性が440万円をだまし取られました。  ...continue reading

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