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Overseas Scam

Overseas Scam

Claiming to be from Telstra...

An elderly man in Portland has lost $9000 falling victim to an overseas scammer claiming to be from Telstra.

The 69-year-old was informed that his modem had malfunctioned and that he would be reimbursed $199.

He was contacted a short time later and told the $9199 had been deposited and that he would need to return the $9000.

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The man was then contacted again saying the deposit had not worked but when he checked the money had cleared he followed up with his bank and the matter was reported to police.

Police said in these instances the money is hard to retrieve

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