実践ビジネス英語 2020/7/8 L5(4)Robocalls and Scams迷惑電話と特殊詐欺





実践ビジネス英語 2020/7/8 L5(4)Robocalls and Scams迷惑電話と特殊詐欺
McMillan explains why it’s better to hang up on robocalls. Ueda describes phone scams in Japan where sophisticated fraudsters prey on elderly people. Alvarez says similar scams exist in the United States. And Ueda talks about how huge sums of money are lost to such con artists every year.
Q1) アメリカでは、高齢者を狙い電話をしてくる詐欺を何と呼びますか?
Grandparent scan.
Q2) 日本のオレオレ詐欺では、高齢者がどのような被害にあっていますか?
Ueda says, “These scammers cheat their unsuspecting elderly victims out of millions of dollars every year.”
go through the roof(数などが)天井知らずに上昇する、限度を超えて
McMillan means increase to some huge number. Like it’s breaking through the roof of the house. Stock prices have gone through the roof lately. It can also mean get very very angry, ah, similar to blow one’s stack. Like our boss went through the roof, when Barry missed the deadline.

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