Damage to “docomo Account” A total of 19.9 million yen at 12 banks nationwide, September 11, 15:34
As a result of the illegal withdraw of bank deposits through docomo Accounts, 12 banks nationwide have been confirmed to have suffered a total of 19.9 million yen, and the damage has continued to spread.
NTT DOCOMO’s DOCOMO Account is a service that allows you to purchase and transfer money through “d-payment” by registering and depositing a bank account, resulting in a series of fraudulent bank deposits through this account.
According to NTT DOCOMO, 73 damages were confirmed at 12 banks nationwide as of midnight on November 11, totaling approximately 19.9 million yen, and the damage continues to spread.
In addition, 18 of the 35 banks in cooperation with DOCOMO accounts have withdrawn deposits from bank accounts and stopped transferring money between accounts, such as charging them to docomo accounts.
NTT DOCOMO admitted at a press conference on October 10 that it had not been able to prevent malicious users from impersonating them as a result of making it easier to open accounts to increase customer numbers in the face of intense competition from the companies.
The company compensates the affected people in full and ensures that they do not prevent recurrence, but the rush to expand the business has backfired, and the question will be whether trust can be restored in the future in a way that has been overlooked due to security deficiencies that protect customers’ funds.