Why ‘Gapjil’ doesn’t go away
Everyone says ‘Gapjil’ is bad. When asked why it’s bad, they say it hurts the weak. I think that approach to ‘Gapjil’ is the biggest reason why it has not been eradicated so far.
First, think about why the perpetrators are doing ‘Gapjil’. It is often said that ‘Gapjil’ is due to its superior status. But this is not the right answer. Although ‘Gapjil’ is only possible when there are relatively superior positions or options, this is only the background. If they use their status and permissions correctly, nobody calls it ‘Gapjil’.
‘Gapjil’ is because of the desire to enjoy something for free by empowering it. The perpetrators want to be comfortable, want to save some money, and want to be compensated for their lack of self-esteem. The desire to get something for free is the cause of ‘Gapjil’. The perpetrators take action by believing that ‘Gapjil’ will benefit them.
But is it really? Does ‘Gapjil’ benefit perpetrators themselves? As a conclusion, never. ‘Gapjil’ is a serious damage to perpetrators as well as victims. In fact, ‘Gapjil’ is an act that pays much more than the temporary profit from the perpetrators’ position.
$ 30,000 lost due to Gapjil
Imagine you are the accountant for a small company. Your company’s boss is notorious for doing ‘Gapjil’ to employees. Of course you can’t be an exception. If you ask him to check again before you send money to the account, he immediately accuses you of asking, “Do you bother me?”.
Then one day, an alarm sounds on your cell phone. It is an alarm ringing in the messenger. The list of conversations shows a message from the boss. Boss says, “I have an urgent payment. Send $ 30,000 to the following account number.” Soon after, an account number comes up.
OO Bank 123-456-7890 Account Holder Kim **
You hesitate for a while. Never before has a boss instructed him to send money by messenger. You think this might be messenger phishing that’s often in the news these days.
But just above the message of “urgent payment”, the boss left last night, “Why can’t you do that? Do you want to get fired?” From that point on, it’s a real boss to send a message from the other side.
But you do not go uneasy. You are hesitant to send big money only by looking at messages. You think you need to call my boss and check again.
But soon you give up soon. Left last night, “Why can’t you work? Do you want to get fired?” If the message was sent by the boss, you are afraid to rant afterwards. Eventually you post a message, “I see,” and send $ 30,000 to the account the boss gave you.
After a while, the boss who went on a business trip opens the door and returns. He says he seems to have lost his cell phone today. This year, the National Police Agency’s telecommunications fraud statistics add $ 30,000 to damages.
Who is the victim of ‘Gapjil’?
It’s a fictional story, but it’s more than enough to happen in reality. The point is that ‘Gapjil’ makes perpetrator a burdensome person and blocks himself from warning of potential dangers. As a result, perpetrator can be harmed in a defenseless state.
People rarely move for others. When people have a profit, they think about it and move on. But in order to prevent the damage that comes to them, they move quickly. The most effective way to prevent ‘Gapjil’ is to recognize that perpetrator himself can be blinded, deaf and tied with hands and feet by ‘Gapjil’.
Let’s stop the old persuasion that ‘Gapjil’ is a social evil, and that the victims of ‘Gapjil’ must live with lifelong wounds. Instead, spread the belief that ‘Gapjil’ hurts perpetrators themselves. I think that’s the only way to make Gapjil disappear from our society.