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Teenager Arrested for Selling Fake AKB48 Handshake Event Tickets

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posted by delilah on 11 April, 2012 at 12:36 pm   ·   35 comments
Teenager Arrested for Selling Fake AKB48 Handshake Event Tickets

Metropolitan Police Juvenile Department arrested a 17 year-old boy for fraud in Taito, Tokyo last Apr 11th, Sanspo reported. The 17 year-old boy, who works as a part-time clerk, was charged with fraud after he admitted to charges of selling fake AKB48 handshake event coupons online.

The said suspect was arrested after he defrauded a 22 year-old company employee with JPY 25,000. A similar case happened November last year wherein 15 people where defrauded with a total of JPY 300,000.

AKB48 Handshake event coupons are a must-have for every AKB48 fan to get close to their Oshimen. Original AKB48 Handshake Event coupons can only be obtained by buying an original AKB48 CD or tickets can sometimes be bought at official AKB48 stores.

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  • Posted by love323able · 1,020 Jpops · 2 shares · 2 years ago  
    love323able

    arrested he should

  • Posted by Powwy · 257 Jpops · 9 shares · 2 years ago  
    Powwy

    Wow, this will make me even more careful when I buy tickets for stuff. .__.

  • Posted by RedMongoose · 549 Jpops · 51 shares · 2 years ago  
    RedMongoose

    Fraud only works if you can maintain anonymity or shame or coerce the target into not going to the authorities. And its not like someone willing to put $300 on AKB handshake tickets knows what shame is. Although this is small fish fraud, it attracts a lot of heat. Not smart at all.

  • Posted by animebubble · 171 Jpops · 3 shares · 2 years ago  
    animebubble

    waaah, that boy is pretty smart and skilled. He should have used his brains to do something legal

  • Posted by sapphiresky · 241 Jpops · 7 shares · 2 years ago  
    sapphiresky

    happens in other fandoms too. so nothing surprising.

  • Posted by cameliangelica · 14,136 Jpops · 68 shares · 2 years ago  
    cameliangelica

    i felt sorry for those who bought those fake things..:(

  • Posted by Yessi3795 · 4,185 Jpops · 3 shares · 2 years ago  
    Yessi3795

    i would have been mad to know i had bought fake tickets

  • Posted by r0lan · 213 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    r0lan

    Ouch, still under aged till 18 (idk about Japan ?) hope he learns his lesson !

  • Posted by love323able · 1,020 Jpops · 2 shares · 2 years ago  
    love323able

    WOW just buy the single :/

  • Posted by kagachi · 77,505 Jpops · 287 shares · 2 years ago  
    kagachi

    Lol~ oops. :0.. i wish i had a handshake coupon :(

  • Posted by tokenblackguy · 68 Jpops · 1 shares · 2 years ago  
    tokenblackguy

    lmao this is is putting his brilliance toward the wrong thing. This is pretty funny only because im not one of those fans.. But, if i had to wait hours in line to realize it was a fraud, that kid would have gotten chopped in the neck.

  • Posted by pinkflower7783 · 3,042 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    pinkflower7783

    Somebody's in big trouble!

  • Posted by ASianInvasion · 35,724 Jpops · 1 shares · 2 years ago  
    ASianInvasion

    sucks for all the fans who bought the fake tickets -__-

  • Posted by babypanda09 · 290 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    babypanda09

    I actually been to an AKB handshake. Some people were really looking forward to meeting their favorite girls like children with their parents or college students who waited for hrs in line on their weekend off. As a fan, I honestly can't stand this action but I could see how genius a money making move this is. Still...not nice to take advantage of fans.

  • Posted by Hateof9hearts · 663 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Hateof9hearts

    Feel bad for the people that bought them :p

  • Posted by Lylo · 15,765 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Lylo

    I hate to name call but the kid is really stupid.

  • Posted by VK94 · 80,664 Jpops · 4 shares · 2 years ago  
    VK94

    Selling fake tickets? Really? That wasn't necessary. All of this could've been avoided. tsk tsk Shame on him.

  • Posted by lovekattunido · 1,468 Jpops · 9 shares · 2 years ago  
    lovekattunido

    Man, I feel sorry for all of the people who actually bought one. But if this was Johnny's... this kid would be MORE than just arrested.

  • Posted by Chiaki0978 · 20,809 Jpops · 50 shares · 2 years ago  
    Chiaki0978

    pffft thats so funny

  • Posted by Naavidya · 42,503 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Naavidya

    Pfff, one down...a lot more to go >_>;

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