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Melbourne woman loses life savings in alleged AFP impersonation scam

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A ‘well-travelled and intelligent’ Melbourne woman has allegedly been tricked into handing over her life savings in a sophisticated scam.

A Melbourne woman has allegedly been conned out of her entire life savings by a man impersonating a federal police officer.

Victoria Police have launched an investigation after the 27-year-old international student was contacted by a man claiming to be from the Australian Federal Police on August 16 this year.

Police alleged the woman had her entire life savings stolen by the hoax callers after they claimed the student had several credit card debts.

Police allege the scammer told the woman that if the debts were not repaid it would affect her visa status and any future plans involving overseas travel.

While on the phone, police said the woman was transferred several times until a female voice answered and gave the victim instructions on what to do.

Police said the woman was told to withdraw $20,000…

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