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Be Warned: Scammers Operate In This Area

Police are urging local residents to be wary of con artists and scammers, following one family getting caught up in a rental scam.

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The prospective tenants had located the rental home in Berrigan through the online marketplace, Gumtree, and paid the deposit.

Upon arrival to inspect the property, they found it already contained occupants.

A Finley local also fell into the trap of a scammer claiming to be from the ATO.

The scammer lead the person to believe their account needed to have purchases go in, in order to clarify what could be a stolen identity case.

They were told to purchase gift cards and the put them through the account.

A Deniliquin resident also received a mysterious phone call claiming to be the Australian Federal Police.

All scammers should be reported immediately.

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