Card scam takes a toll

A MILDURA couple has called on local retailers to take more responsibility in alerting people to scams, after they fell prey to an operation that fleeced them of $6500 by tricking them into buying Apple iTunes gift cards.

Ross and Marie* said they are angry and embarrassed and are speaking up in the hope others can avoid their pain.

Almost two weeks ago, Ross received a phone call on the couple’s landline from “John” who claimed to be from Telstra.

Ross was initially suspicious, but said the man gave him a reference number, employee number, and a phone number.

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