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Japan immigration

Scammers threaten Chinese in Japan with 'forced deportation'

Criminal groups in China and Taiwan pose as government officials to commit fraud

A poster in Osaka warns about scams involving criminals posing as Chinese government officials.

OSAKA -- Chinese nationals living in Japan are being targeted with bank-transfer scams, in which persons purporting to be Chinese government officials threaten victims with canceled visas or forced repatriation if they do not pay money.

As Beijing cracks down on this type of fraud at home, suspicion mounts that criminal groups have shifted their focus to Chinese living overseas.

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