Ministry of Finance
July 1, 2011
Warning against the fictitious certificate named
Some of the perpetrators who attempted to receive money by using this certificate have already been arrested by the police since 1984, however, the fraudulent use of such fictitious certificate continues to be reported. Ministry of Finance even today receives numerous inquiries in this regard.
Please note that the Ministry of Finance has never issued such certificate, nor does such certificate have a legal foundation for its existence.
Please consult the police, if you hear the moneymaking scheme using such a fictitious certificate.
The face value of fictitious certificates vary: 10 billion yen("100億円"), 500 billion yen("5000億円") etc. On some certificates, falsified endorsements of Financial Bureau, Ministry of Finance may be found.
[An example of obverse side]
[An example of reverse side with falsified endorsements]