Police are urging residents throughout Victoria to be wary of an e-crime investment scam involving persons purporting to be from a finance company.

Detectives have been told a man from Melbourne’s east opened an overseas trading account with a finance company investigators believe to be fraudulent.

It’s alleged the victim lost approximately $670,000.

The scam appears to have originated in the Netherlands and USA and involves transferring funds to Hong Kong.

Anyone who has been contacted or aware of similar scams is asked to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or http://www.crimestoppers.com.au

Senior Constable Melissa Seach

Media Officer

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