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World Japanese man, 71, arrested for 'making 24,000 complaint calls'

07:30  03 december  2019
07:30  03 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A 71 -year-old man was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department for disturbing his business by calling toll-free calls from a major communications company, KDDI Based on KDDI records, suspect Okamoto seems to have called more than 24 , 000 complaints two years ago, and the Metropolitan

Akitoshi Okamoto, a 71 -year-old Japanese pensioner, was arrested after calling telecom provider KDDI a total of 24 , 000 times over the last two years to complain . Getting 411 complaint phone- calls from the 71 -year-old over the course of a single week reportedly took a toll on KDDI call center staff

A Japanese pensioner has been arrested after ringing a phone company 24,000 times to complain they had violated his contract, police and local media reported.

a view of a city at sunset: Akitoshi Okamoto, is believed to have made 24,000 calls to complain that a Japanese telephone operator violated his contract© KAZUHIRO NOGI Akitoshi Okamoto, is believed to have made 24,000 calls to complain that a Japanese telephone operator violated his contract

Tokyo police said they took 71-year-old Akitoshi Okamoto into custody last week after he made hundreds of toll-free calls over eight days to the customer service section of major telephone operator KDDI.

But this could be the tip of the iceberg, with media outlets reporting that he made thousands more calls from public pay phones to voice his displeasure with the company and insult customer service staff.

"He demanded that KDDI staff come to him to apologise for violating his contract. He also repeatedly hung up his calls immediately after placing them," a police spokesman said.

He has been arrested on suspicion of "fraudulent obstruction of business", the spokesman added.

Japan is seeing an increasing number of social problems caused by the nation's rapidly ageing population.

Old drivers frequently cause fatal car accidents and railway operators have reported a spike in passenger violence against their staff from elderly customers.

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