Two Chinese suspects were arrested for misusing the smartphone payment service "Mercari" operated by the flea market app giant "Mercari" to purchase products with other people's account information and deceive them.


Regarding "Merpay", the damage caused by illegal purchase of goods has been occurring one after another since last year, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating that it is suspected that the two people have cheated at least 20 million yen.

Two people were arrested, including a Chinese suspect, Xu Yan (35), whose occupation is unknown.



According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, it is suspected of fraud, saying that it abused the smartphone payment service "Merpay" operated by "Mercari" last year and used the account information of others to purchase products such as beauty essence at department stores in Tokyo. Has been held.



When the Metropolitan Police Department investigated after receiving a consultation about the damage, it was found that they had purchased the account information of another person from a Chinese acquaintance.



In response to the investigation, Xu of the two has admitted the charges.



With regard to "Mercari", the damage caused by illegally purchasing products by the same method has been occurring one after another since last year, and "Mercari" compensated about 600 million yen for victims who illegally used their accounts last month. ) Has been announced.



The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the suspicion that the two have cheated at least 20 million yen worth of goods and repeatedly resold them.

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