Police appeal for witnesses after $7000 phone scam

Police are appealing for public assistance after a victim was scammed of more than $7000 last month.

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Image of a woman police believe can assist with enquiries. IMAGE: Victoria Police/Supplied.
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Police are appealing for public assistance after a victim was scammed of more than $7000 last month.

Investigators were told an unidentified person has contacted the victim stating they were a police officer.

The “supposed” officer told the victim she needed to pay money to be exonerated from a criminal investigation involving her bank accounts.

The victim complied and withdrew $7,700 and met an unknown female on Tanderrum Way in Broadmeadows on November 27 and gave her the money.

The victim, a 47-year-old Campbellfield woman, had no further contact with this woman.

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She is described as being 30-40 years old, with black hair, wearing a purple jumper, white pants and carrying a black handbag.


Anyone who recognises this woman or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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