'Villa King' who died after owning more than 1,000 villas is presumed to be the so-called 'pants boss' who lent only his name.
However, he is stealing his name without even knowing it, and it is happening one after another to become the president of the pants.
Reporter Ahn Sang-woo covered the story.
Mr. A has severe dementia symptoms and has a hard time living without family care.
He lived a homeless life until 4 years ago, but from 2 years ago, bills for house ownership tax began to arrive in front of Mr. A.
[Mr. A's brother: Nothing.
How can a person who has it empty-handed get a property tax?
So I thought, 'I think I was scammed by a swindler.'
I had this idea.] When
the family checked, two villas had been transferred to Mr. A from the year before last.
It is suspected that someone stole the name by deceiving Mr. A, who has poor cognitive ability, but it has not been rectified for more than two years because it cannot be identified who did it.
[Mr. A's younger brother: 'Who will buy you food for your brother?
For no reason' I did.
Then, 'Where have you been?'
Hani said he went to the district office.
(I heard you didn't...) If you didn't remove the seal, how did that person put the house in your brother's name?]
There is also a case where he lent his name to a gang of charter fraud after getting involved in illegal private finance and became the boss.
Mr. B, a young man in his 20s, said, "I was deceived by a gangster who said that if I borrowed my name for a while to repay the debt, I became the boss of the gangster, and eventually became a credit delinquent."
The police believe that as it becomes difficult for charter fraudsters to find a name provider, the number of financially vulnerable social newcomers, the disabled, the homeless, and basic recipients is increasing.
Experts emphasized that caution should be exercised when lending a name, as it may result in repayment liability as well as criminal punishment.
(Video coverage: Yoo Dong-hyeok · Kim Won-bae, video editing: Park Jeong-sam)