Japanese man who called customer care service 24,000 times arrested
A 71 year old Japanese pensioner has been arrested for making 24,000 phone calls to a company for violation of his contract.
According to Yahoo news, Akitoshi Okamoto was taken in custody last week after he made hundreds of toll-free calls over eight days to the customer service section of major telephone operator KDDI.
“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.
The man made thousand more calls from public pay phones to express his dissatisfaction with the company and insult customer service staff.
Okamoto has been arrested on suspicion of, fraudulent obstruction of business.
Japan is seeing an increasing number of social problems caused by the nation’s rapidly aging population.