It has been reported by Korean media that a famous actor in his 30s who was also an idol, had confessed to voice phishing scams. He turned himself in at the police station as a perpetrator and was arrested.
The idol made a report on May 16, 2022, at the Yeoju Police Station and claimed to have cheated victims of around ₩6.00 million KRW (about $4,580 USD) in total. He had committed the crime due to financial strain and was lured in by an online advertisement for a part-time job that promised to pay highly.
After he had participated in a few jobs, he realized that it was part of a voice phishing ring and hurried to confess his crime at the police station. After his confession, the police caught 3 more other perpetrators who were in the ring and are currently investigating the matter.
His identity has not yet been revealed to the public, apart from the fact that he was from a famous idol group and is currently in his 30s, active as an actor.