Reading Japan

"Telephone Scam with a Side of French Toast" by Hiruta Naomi: Part 1

Shota is a young man who feels desperate after having lost his job. He randomly finds a smartphone in the park that displays the phone number for "mom." On an impulse he places a call imitating the "it's me, send money" telephone scam. These scams extort money by pretending to be a son in distress. Shota gets a promise that he can pick up the cash. When he arrives at the apartment, "mom" suddenly embraces him, and the shock throws out his back and he goes inside.

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