Someone claiming to be a UN agency official showed up!

Naturally, he pings me, holding up his ID, claiming to be a UN official...


 The name of the agency is




 The visitor said he was a public relations officer for the UNHCR. Thinking that I had fallen for a scam, I listened to him, and he gave me a quiz.

 (I think the purpose of the quiz was to test our understanding of refugees.)


 I thought it was the chimpanzee quiz*, but it was not.


 The following is a question about the UN statistics given in Factfulness.

 In spite of the four choices, the percentage of correct answers is very low, and although it is hypothetical, there are a large number of people whose percentage of correct answers is less than that of a chimpanzee chosen at random (in other words, probability theory = 25%).

 It calls itself the United Nations, and I thought it was this.

FACTFULNESS: The Habit of Overcoming 10 Assumptions and Seeing the World Correctly Based on Data

Author:Hans Rosling, Aura Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronland
Nikkei BP

  But... it seemed that the questions were not properly understood by the contestants.

 For example, the questioner didn't have a good understanding of the Refugee Convention, and explained that it was a treaty signed in some European city (with a rather lazy explanation of its contents).


 I looked it up.




What is the Refugee Convention?

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Refugee Convention (Note 1) is a treaty

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (Note 2), adopted by the Diplomatic Conference in 1951, and

According to the UNHCR, the Refugee Convention (Note 1) is a combination of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (Note 2) adopted by the Diplomatic Conference in 1951 and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (Note 3) adopted in 1967.

The Protocol on the Status of Refugees removes geographical and temporal restrictions from the Convention on the Status of Refugees.

The Protocol on the Status of Refugees removes geographical and temporal restrictions from the Convention on the Status of Refugees.


Article 1 of the Refugee Convention

Article 1 (4) of the Refugee Convention provides a definition of a refugee.

The definition of a refugee is: "A person who is outside his country of nationality because of a well-founded fear that he may be persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality or membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and who is unable to avail himself of the protection of his country of nationality or is prevented from availing himself of the protection of his country of nationality because of such fear. person who does not wish to receive the protection of the State of nationality because of such fear".


 That's right.

 In fact


難民条約について – UNHCR Japan

 You were supposed to be sent from here... Do you not understand the views of the dispatcher?

 I mean, the protocol is in New York, right?



難民の地位に関する条約 - Wikipedia




 This is the first time I've been quizzed on the image of refugees and how vague they are.

 →I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea. That's how I feel.


 Or, by lack model, you don't know anything at all! and then maybe something at the end.


 The quiz can go either way depending on the opponent, and depending on the opponent, you can either kill them with praise or, with the dignity of the United Nations, you don't understand! You don't understand! I guess that's how it works.


 Get out of the house!

 (At this point, I smell something fishy. (At this point, it smells fishy. It's important for a salesman to make sure that the door can't be closed.)

 In the beginning, they use several of these psychological tricks as far as I can tell.


 And... Sure enough, at the end of the meeting, he showed me a picture of a refugee (another common one) and asked me to donate (if only) and "fill out this form" on the spot.... He uses a lot of flowing movements and obvious but obvious psychological tricks to get you to fill out the form on the spot. Yeah, this is a no brainer!

【注意】UNHCRをかたる詐欺にご注意ください – UNHCR Japan

 And finally, they're going door-to-door to get your account information!

 and donating to Doctors Without Borders and WWF as appropriate, so no more of this (i.e. you're cold-hearted towards refugees! (You're so cold-hearted towards refugees!), etc.)... Doctors Without Borders understood and responded, but if WWF didn't understand, they didn't respond. I'm interested in animals, but I don't care about humans! (I was going to say "I'm interested in animals, but I don't care about humans!" and ask him to return as a very dangerous person, but I couldn't do that.)


 But I managed to get him to return.


 As a scammer, he was reasonably good at letting us go outside his house to talk, negotiating skillfully, following textbook techniques faithfully even though he could see us, and actually dodging our attempts to check him on the way. He didn't even give out his business card, and it would have been perfect if he had just taken away their personal information and left them alone. I'm sure you'll be able to find out more about it.


 When I responded to his praise by saying that I knew him because I used to work for him (of course, I had only physically visited him), he replied, "You mean you have experience as a public official (bureaucrat)? He replied. I was taken aback by this. After all, in the case of "bureaucrat,"

 Bureaucrat - Wikipedia

 What is the level of senior civil servant? Is it national or local government? I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

 This is the first time I've ever seen this article.

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) - Senior Officials List (


 I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm not a bureaucrat. I'm not a bureaucrat, there are all kinds of people in ____. Not to be outdone, I quickly replied, "I'm not a bureaucrat.

 I think this was a good response, and it almost made it clear that I was only mentioning the name to counter him. If you say, "That's not where the bureaucrats are...", they will ask, "Then what are they? And if you say something badly, you will only be pushed. I made sure to tell them that I was not a bureaucrat (although I might have been a cleaner or a security guard) and retreated, pretending to be a concerned citizen. I thought that I would be able to counter him since he claimed to be from the United Nations, but the same method that con artists often use against con artists (from the side of XX) was not going to work. Reflection....

 I didn't lie (I have been in the institution and place where I pretended to be).





 However, after returning home, I checked carefully to make sure...


For door-to-door requests - UNHCR Association (


A staff member of UNHCR visited me at home and asked me to make a monthly donation (UN Refugee Supporter). Does the United Nations Association for UNHCR make this kind of request in their visits?

Yes, we do. Currently, the Association goes door-to-door to households to provide information on the latest situation of refugee issues and to ask for donations.

However, the number of refugees is rapidly increasing and the awareness of refugee issues in Japan is not high enough.

If you have any questions about our door-to-door visits, please call our toll-free number.
0120-937-067 (weekdays 11:00-18:00)

We sincerely appreciate your warm understanding and cooperation for UNHCR's activities.




 I've heard that. Was it legitimate?


 In any case, what is this agency doing?

UNHCR Association


 I have no idea if I should open the door to someone who claims to be the UNHCR Association.


 The possibilities this time are

 It's possible that someone who looks suspiciously like a scammer but is actually a legitimate person came to the door.


 I guess that's what happens when you're poor.


 The U.N. agencies have become pathetic (although half of the criticism below would be incorrect if it was indeed a fraudulent person who came).


 Going door-to-door to make up for the lack of contributions with donations from the general public...

 Of course, it's difficult to do this because if you rely on contributions from a specific country, you'll have to pay attention to that country. It would be better if we could collect funds from each country somewhat evenly, but that's not going to happen....


 Donations are a good idea, but Japan probably doesn't have much of a donation culture, so it was a big struggle.

 So they had no choice but to go door-to-door.


 Of course, doing such a thing would immediately make the scammer's followers and this kind of activity itself look suspicious.

 The website also contradicts itself, saying that they are going door-to-door and beware of people claiming to be from our company! So how can I tell the difference?

 Beware of scams claiming to be from UNHCR - UNHCR Japan

 There have been some scams that ask for money or personal information.

 I thought it would be the same for donations....

 "Please be aware that new scams are being reported one after another.

 What should I do?


 To avoid becoming a victim, please note the following


UNHCR does not ask for bank account information. Please refuse all requests for payment of fees or account information, report them to the police, and contact UNHCR.

 The request for donation also includes payment and... well, account information (I think it was in the document where they ask you to write an account for transfer in the monthly donation system... I vaguely remember).

 I guess it was a scammer, not a legitimate one.

 I've never seen an official ID card, it can be forged in any number of ways that look like it. The markings on the documents and such could be forged, and the flyer could be done with something he got from somewhere else.

 I should have called the police....


 However, the possibility of legitimacy cannot be ruled out.


 In the end, I'm putting myself through a negative campaign that will only make me look like a shady institution....

 To use a popular phrase, he is waging a hybrid war against his own institution! What is right and what is wrong? It is unclear what is right and what is wrong.... It's creating a fog of war....


 I don't know what I'm doing.


 And since I am out of money, perhaps the fact that I was at that level even as a regular means that I am not educated at the end of the day. I probably volunteered at a UN agency! So they try to use psychological techniques in a half-hearted way, but with a half-hearted knowledge of what the organization needs. Get used to it! (In addition, since I came alone, I had to literally think of everything by myself...) (In addition, since I came alone, I had to literally think of everything myself... I guess I'm just a volunteer with good morale or something.

 →This is unavoidable when you are short of money. In reality, going door-to-door without an appointment is not worth the cost, and it's quite hard because it's a door-to-door sales process. (Unfortunately, it would be difficult to add the cost of education to a situation where money is scarce.)


 Is that what you want... UN agencies?


 It's been a long time since people said that the UN is no longer good enough, but I felt that the UN agencies are in serious decline.


 (Incidentally, the donation request is for food's the same as the World Food Organization, and it doesn't contribute to a radical solution at all. Children! So it's an easy theme to collect donations, but it's also a very duplicative story, and their agency is more focused on drastic solutions and refugee protection. That's the point. No, it may have been a scammer, so this may be different if it is legitimate. (The above also means that the actual legitimate person may be quite solid, so if that is the case, that point is a factual error.)


 Again, there is a possibility that the person who visited our house was a scammer, and it is difficult to say for sure.

 However, it would be bad if we could not even tell whether it was a scammer or a legitimate person who visited us.

 It would be better for the planners of the door-to-door tactic to reflect on their actions and stop going door-to-door.

 (I mean, why are they starting such a dangerous thing? (I mean, why start such a dangerous thing?) Normally, door-to-door visits are understandable for existing donors, etc., but it is not something that a public institution like this should be doing on a door-to-door basis. (No matter how you look at it, it's not good.)


 And that was my current topic.