Tobira Systems Co., Ltd.
Tobira Systems conducts awareness survey on special fraud targeting the elderly.Many people feel the need for crime prevention, but don’t know about specific countermeasures.
Let’s talk about crime prevention with your family on September 18th, Respect for the Aged Day.
Tobira Systems Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, President and Representative Director: Atsushi Akeda, Stock Code: 4441, hereinafter referred to as “Tobira Systems”) conducted a special fraud awareness survey among the elderly.
Approximately 90% of victims of special fraud are elderly people. Please encourage your children and grandchildren to proactively support special anti-fraud measures by communicating with your family on September 18th, Respect for the Aged Day, and discussing everyday crime prevention.
■Awareness survey: Although I feel the need for special fraud countermeasures, I don’t know about specific countermeasures. We conducted an awareness survey regarding special fraud targeting senior citizens aged 65 and over.
[Question 1] Have you ever received a call that is a special scam or that you suspect is a special scam?
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[Question 2] Do you think special countermeasures against fraud are necessary?
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[Question 3-1] Do you have a special anti-fraud product installed on your home landline?
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[Question 3-2] (For those who have not installed special anti-fraud products) What is the reason for not installing them?
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Although most elderly people (97.5%) feel the need for special anti-fraud measures, less than 20% of elderly people have introduced special anti-fraud products as a specific crime prevention measure. Ta. As reasons why they have not introduced special anti-fraud products, many respondents said, “I don’t know what products are available,” “I don’t know how to do it,” and “It costs money.” [Question 4] Are you aware that some local governments subsidize the cost of purchasing equipment to prevent nuisance calls that are effective in preventing special fraud?
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While many people believed that installing special anti-fraud products “costs money,” 77.5% of people believed that each local government subsidized the purchase cost of equipment to prevent nuisance calls that are effective in preventing special fraud. I don’t know.” I replied.
[Question 5-1] Have you talked about special fraud countermeasures with your family?
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[Question 5-2] (For those who have never talked about special fraud countermeasures with their families) Why is that?
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Nearly 40% of elderly people said they had never talked about special fraud countermeasures with their families. The most common reason given was “I didn’t have a chance to talk”, accounting for nearly half of the respondents. It was found that the second most common belief was that “I don’t think I will be a victim.”
The awareness survey revealed that although elderly people feel the need to take special countermeasures against fraud, a certain number of them do not know what specific measures to take or are concerned about the cost of countermeasures. got it. When elderly people find it difficult to take measures on their own, it is important to have help from family and people around them. It is also effective for children and grandchildren to give special anti-fraud products to the elderly as gifts on Respect for the Aged Day.
There are many people who have not had the opportunity to talk about special fraud countermeasures with their families and who are overconfident that they will not be fooled. Please use this Respect for the Aged Day as an opportunity for your children and grandchildren to proactively take special countermeasures against fraud.
Survey implementation company: Tobira Systems Co., Ltd.
Implementation period: Monday, September 11, 2023
Number of valid responses: 481 people
Survey method: Internet survey (using Surveroid) https://surveroid.jp/ Sampling method: Randomly extracted from an internet survey panel ■A special type of fraud in which about 90% of victims are elderly, the entry point for the crime is the telephone.
According to National Police Agency statistics, approximately 90% of victims of special fraud are elderly (65 years of age or older). Additionally, approximately 90% of the tools used at the beginning of the crime are telephones.
The government formulated the “Emergency Measures Plan for Robbery and Special Fraud Cases by Recruiting Criminals on SNS,” which was formulated by the government at the Ministerial Meeting on Measures Against Crime in March of this year, which states that elderly people’s home phones receive calls from criminal groups, etc. In order to prevent this, measures are being considered to mechanically block incoming calls from phone numbers used for special fraud warning calls.
■Repel special scams with nuisance call countermeasure device “Tobiraphone”
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Depending on the municipality where you live, part of the purchase cost of Tobiraphone may be subsidized. The presence, conditions, and eligible products of subsidy programs vary depending on each municipality, so please check the website of your local municipality. *The “Excellent Security Phone” recommended by the National Federation of Security Associations may be used as a reference for products eligible for subsidies by each local government. Our product “Tobiraphone” has been certified as an “excellent security phone.” Recommended list of excellent security phones
■The reason for the birth of Tobiraphone was “the president’s grandpa” Message from Atsushi Akeda, President and Representative Director of Tobira Systems
“Tobiraphone” was developed after my grandfather was a victim of unscrupulous business practices in the past and had been plagued by malicious nuisance calls ever since. Currently, we have received comments from many users, such as “I no longer receive nuisance calls” and “My elderly parents can live with peace of mind.” Special scams that steal valuable assets in an instant are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and there is no end to them. Protect your loved ones from crime by using special anti-fraud products that utilize technology such as Tobiraphone.
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