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Cryptocurrency Crimes Cause Damage Worth Over 5.5 tln Won Since 2017

Cryptocurrency Crimes Cause Damage Worth Over 5.5 tln Won Since 2017

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Financial damage caused by cryptocurrency-related crimes has totaled more than 5.5 trillion won (US$4.9 billion) since 2017, a lawmaker said Wednesday, citing data from police. According to Rep. Yun Chang-hyun of the main opposition People Power Party, the National Police Agency (NPA) estimated the damage to be 467 billion [...]

Convenience Store Employees Struggle with ‘Food Terrorism’, Other Crimes

Convenience Store Employees Struggle with ‘Food Terrorism’, Other Crimes

INCHEON, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – An employee at a convenience store in Incheon recently experienced a ‘food terror attack’ by a customer who visited the store around midnight. After buying milk and a sandwich, the customer started eating them in the corner of the store. Since the government has upgraded the social distancing rule [...]

Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

Seoul District Launches Urban Street Galleries to Prevent Crime

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seocho District has established a city gallery to decorate a secluded area with lights and paintings. The district’s new gallery, located in the underground walkway that connects Yangjaecheon Bridge and Express Bus Terminal Station, uses augmented reality (AR) technology to communicate with visitors and residents. The gallery is [...]

90 pct of Juveniles Commit Crime Again Within One Year of First Offense

90 pct of Juveniles Commit Crime Again Within One Year of First Offense

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of teenagers placed under probation for committing crimes have been found to have committed crimes again within a year. A total of 4,163 teenagers committed crimes again despite being subjected to probation in 2017, according to crime analysis statistics jointly released Sunday by the Korea Youth Counseling [...]

Clown-masked Delivery Marketing Heavily Criticized for Implying Sexual Crime

Clown-masked Delivery Marketing Heavily Criticized for Implying Sexual Crime

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean parcel service provider is being severely criticized after attempting to exploit the fear faced by women living alone for marketing. The company posted what looked like CCTV footage of a person wearing a clown mask stealing a parcel delivered to a one-room studio on YouTube. After [...]