Obsessed Fan Shows How Easy Mail Fraud Is

Topic started by John_Martone on Nov. 23, 2009. Last post by Konanda 4 years, 9 months ago.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
  
  
How to commit mail fraud in Japan:
Step 1: Find out out someone's name and address.
Step 2: Tell the post office you are this person, and change "your" address
 
DONE
 
Now, don't ask me why you'd ever need this knowledge, because I'm not telling you to use it. Likewise, I'm not telling people to make bombs just because the recipes exist online... but wow was that easy. The Victim was none other than the AKB48, the nearly battalion sized force of j-pop stars that Gia and Len interviewed at New York Anime Fest.
 
Apparently the Japanese Post Office just does not, by policy, ask for positive identification when changing your address. The man had convinced the post office that he was 11 different female performers, and changed their address to align with his own. While I doubt the pop group was starved for delicious fan mail, he intercepted over 200 articles from fans before being brought to justice.
 
Crazy logic that explains it all: If your idols stop receiving mail from anyone else, they'll have to read yours... and fall in love with you, or something.
 
(Via Japan Probe)
Post by asian_pride (168 posts) See mini bio Level 18
Lol that's just creepy. The Japanese Post Office should tighten security if they're ever going to stop die-hard fans like that from stealing someone's mail.
Post by JackSukeru (402 posts) See mini bio Level 8
That is pretty funny.
Also female news reporter is kinda hot. 
Also sorta don't have anything else to contribute to the topic.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Actually the article you linked to has the fan as saying he just wanted stuff that belonged to them no matter what it was.    
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Konanda: Sure, that's what "he" said, but I think my way made more sense, or less... depending on how you look at it.
 
maybe I should have prefaced that it was my crazy logic to justify it.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@John_Martone:
So you plan to or already comitting mail fraud of a female celebrity that you are infatuated with presumebly from Japan? Question though how are you sending her mail unless it's close by you would have to put the mail in her mailbox and if she had a P.O. Box or worse yet a centralized mailbox where a key would be required to open it wouldn't you have some difficulty.
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