Lo­cal man duped by scam

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

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.

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