The Bank of Japan is warning the public about scams using the Bank’s name or claiming to be a member of staff in attempts to fraudulently obtain money, property, or personal financial information such as bank account information. In some of these scams, fraudsters solicit investments on a bogus website using the Bank’s name. The Bank’s staff would never request such information, collect payment cards, cash, or the like, nor solicit investments on the Bank’s website. The Bank does not offer deposit accounts to individuals or corporate entities other than financial institutions.
Cases have also been reported in which false information such as on the Bank’s monetary policy and business operations has been posted on websites and social networking sites, impersonating the Bank or its staff.
Please note that the Bank is not connected in any way with these matters.
The Bank’s official social networking sites in English are as follows.
Twitter: Bank of Japan @Bank_of_Japan_e
Facebook: Bank of Japan @BankofJapan.en
If you receive any suspicious communication using the Bank’s name or claiming to be a member of staff via phone, e-mail, in person, or by other means, please report this to the nearest police station or your local law enforcement agency.