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Young Aussie man charged over elaborate ‘Hi Mum’ text scam


A Victorian man has been charged over his involvement in the elaborate ‘Hi Mum’ text scam, which has stolen millions of dollars from Australian victims.

A Templestowe man was arrested and charged on Friday by Doncaster Police following alleged online scam incidents.

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The man was allegedly involved in incidents relating to fraudulent transactions.

The incidents were allegedly conducted over online marketplaces between December 3 to December 7, 2022, in Ringwood, Narre Warren, Mill Park, Mitcham and Doncaster East.

Electronic goods were allegedly obtained in person by scammers using false documents.

The ‘Hi Mum’ scam has stolen millions of dollars from Australian victims. Credit: Supplied

A substantial amount of money was also allegedly obtained using the ‘Hi Mum’ scam via SMS.

The 21-year-old man has been charged with five counts of obtaining property by deception following an investigation over the past six weeks.

He has been released on bail and will appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on July 18.

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Source: 7News