Four men arrested in Japan for $54.3M Crypto Scam

Four Japanese men have been arrested by the Aichi Prefectural Police division on allegations of “cheating money” according to a report by local news platform Asahi.

The accused men defrauded over 2000 crypto investors in Japan, obtaining around 6 billion Yen ($54.3 million) from the scheme.

Shoji Ishida, Yukihiro Yamashita, Takuya Hashiyada, and Masamichi Toshima wooed investors with the “OZ Project”, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that reportedly trades crypto.


Investors were promised a minimum monthly interest rate of 60%.

Investments were also touted to increase 2.5 times in four months with the help of the AI trading system, but it turned out to be a scam.

Some victims have also filed lawsuits against the OZ Project in Tokyo and Nagoya.

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