POLICE have issued a warning after a 21-year-old woman was scammed out of $2000 after she was contacted by a person claiming to be from Centrelink.
The woman received a phone call from a person stating she had an outstanding debt with the Australian Taxation Office.
The caller demanded a large sum of money and warned the woman there was a warrant out for her arrest.
She was convinced to transfer $1000, and then the caller demanded she purchase $1000 worth of Google play cards and scratch the back off them to provide the numbers, which she did.
She was also asked to transfer $7000 the following day, with which she resisted and contacted police.
Police have urged people to take precautions when dealing with personal or unusual phone calls they may receive.
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