Beginning October 11, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau has received numerous inquiries regarding suspicious phone calls.
The earliest of these calls seems to have been made on October 10, but the content of those calls is not known. Many of the calls ended after ringing once, and the number logged in the call history was "+81-3-5363-3025."
The number "03-5363-3025" is a dedicated number for making reservations for residency consultations at the Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) in Yotsuya, Tokyo. No person other than a foreign resident who has made a consultation appointment will be called by FRESC staff, nor will the staff demand money from the recipient of the call.
If you receive a call from either of these numbers regarding anything other than residency consultation appointments, please hang up immediately.
Furthermore, if you have not made a residency consultation appointment, it is not necessary to return calls from either number.