(2) NHK Scammers
A scammer is a person who cheats other people out of money, usually by pretending to be someone they are not, and not delivering services they have promised. Scammers are common in Japan.
There are many scammers who come to your door usually around 9:00 pm. Of course, the NHK scammers are careful to ring your doorbell about 10 minutes before 9. In Japan, though the laws are not so black and white, one law clearly in place is that salesmen cannot come to your door after 9.
Just tonight one such scammer who said he worked for NHK came to my door just before my watch turned to 9pm. He was well dressed, had a name ID card hanging around his neck. He had some weird machine in his right hand.
He was very obnoxious and tried to get me to fill out some papers and to give him lots of private banking information.
I told him I don't watch NHK, or furthermore, he would get no money or private banking info from me. I also said I would call the police if he didn't leave. (V.C)
cheat someone out of money お金をだまし取る
deliver service サービスを提供する
black and white はっきりしている
law in place 該当する法律
fill out some papers 書類に記入する