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Mai Watanabe is a self-proclaimed scammer and got arrested for selling a book detailing how to defraud ‘sugar daddies’ through paid dating.

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We’ve seen a variety of scams arise over the past couple of years, with scam artists becoming more and more proficient in their scams. 

But we never thought we would see scam artists airing their scams, let alone detailing how to perform a scam on social media. 

One Japanese scam artist did just that and has been arrested.

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Mai Watanabe is a self-proclaimed con artist and recently got arrested for detailing her methods on how to scam ‘sugar daddies’ through paid dating. 

“25-year-old Watanabe, who hails from Nagoya, Japan, was arrested in August for selling a number of dating scam manuals to her social media followers. Featuring titles like ‘Textbook for Sugar Babies: The Right Profile and Magical Words to Make Men Pay,’ these books went into great detail about the right way to approach vulnerable middle-aged men and get as much money from them as possible.” (Oddity Central)

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We live in a world where anything can be monetised, but this is taking things way too far.

Although we are shocked by her brazen attitude in releasing in-depth information about how to scam men who are vulnerable to a younger woman’s circumstances, we are also quite shocked that she thought she could get away with it. 

“Watanabe started selling her scamming manuals last year, for prices between 10,000 yen ($67) and 20,000 yen ($134), with private lessons available for an additional fee.” (Oddity Central)

That’s between R1,200 and R2,500 in our currency. 

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What’s crazier than Watanabe actually selling the books is that many people actually bought it. 

Approximately 2,000 copies were sold before she was arrested. 

“Police started investigating Watanabe after arresting a 20-year-old woman who they believe managed to swindle a total of 10.65 million yen ($72,000) from two men in Aichi Prefecture using tactics from Watanabe’s books.” (Oddity Central)

Watanabe admitted that she did in fact knowingly help her customers commit fraud…

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