Local man duped by scam
A 49 year-old Tocumwal man has fallen victim to a phone call fraud scam.
He received a call on Saturday from a man who allegedly falsely claimed he was from the Australian Tax Office.
The Tocumwal man told police he received a legitimate letter from the ATO recently, so had no reason to distrust the caller.
Police said he was instructed to pay $600 and then another $800 to an account, which he did.
The man found out the phone call was a scam after contacting the ATO.