MILTON, Ga. — A Milton man called police Sept. 19 after he realized he had lost more than $21,000 to a phone scam.

On Sept. 17, the man began receiving calls from a scammer, who stated that the man was being investigated for crimes. The scammer, who claimed to be a police officer, directed the man to pay him in gift cards.

The man gave the scammer the last four digits of his Social Security number along with $21,000 worth of gift cards. 

At one point, the man became suspicious and called police.

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