ROSWELL, Ga. — An Alpharetta man called Roswell police Oct. 22 after he realized he had been scammed out of $75.

The man said he had sold his cellphone online to a person oversees. After he shipped the cellphone, the man was contacted by the buyer who asked him to send $75 to have the package released from international customs.

The man did as instructed and took a photo of a $75 gift card he had bought to text to the buyer.

The buyer then told the man to send a photo of another $75 gift card. At this point, the man became suspicious, called the shipping company and realized he had been scammed.

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