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
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)