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Teenager Arrested for Selling Fake AKB48 Handshake Event Tickets

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.

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  • Posted by love323able · 861 Jpops · 2 shares · 3 years ago  

    arrested he should

  • Posted by Powwy · 282 Jpops · 9 shares · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by RedMongoose · 142 Jpops · 64 shares · 3 years ago  

    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 · 19 Jpops · 3 shares · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by sapphiresky · 368 Jpops · 7 shares · 3 years ago  

    happens in other fandoms too. so nothing surprising.

  • Posted by cameliangelica · 15,569 Jpops · 68 shares · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by Yessi3795 · 4,351 Jpops · 3 shares · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by r0lan · 266 Jpops · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by love323able · 861 Jpops · 2 shares · 3 years ago  

    WOW just buy the single :/

  • Posted by kagachi · 76,341 Jpops · 307 shares · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by tokenblackguy · 68 Jpops · 1 shares · 3 years ago  

    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 · 3 years ago  

    Somebody's in big trouble!

  • Posted by ASianInvasion · 35,724 Jpops · 1 shares · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by babypanda09 · 290 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    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 · 704 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    Feel bad for the people that bought them :p

  • Posted by Lylo · 15,850 Jpops · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by VK94 · 80,664 Jpops · 4 shares · 3 years ago  

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

  • Posted by lovekattunido · 1,335 Jpops · 10 shares · 3 years ago  

    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 · 13,319 Jpops · 50 shares · 3 years ago  

    pffft thats so funny

  • Posted by Naavidya · 42,612 Jpops · 3 years ago  

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

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