Column Kohkanki|電経新聞

Column Kohkanki

Marriage scams and romance scams are rampant on SNS and matching apps. It seems that damage is occurring not only in Japan but all over the world. In recent years, new technology that makes full use of AI has appeared, and it is difficult to spot them easily. There is no end to the number of cases in which foreign scammers use AI translation and other technology to impersonate Japanese or American citizens and extort large amounts of money using sweet words. It seems that many of the victims are middle-aged and elderly. I am also a middle-aged man who can no longer eat boiled or baked food. We must refrain from drifting into vague, virtual dreams. (Kei)