January 16th, 2018 - It’s a little early to think about filing your tax return but
fraudsters are already starting to surface with the Canada Revenue Agency Scam.
Even though this scam has been around for a few years, innocent victims continue
to be cheated out of their hard earned cash. According to data released by the Canadian
Anti-Fraud Centre, the numbers are declining however STPS would like to see ZERO
VICTIMS and NO MONEY LOST.
Be on alert for calls, emails or texts from fraudsters claiming to be from Canada
Revenue Agency. Don’t believe their claims that you owe money and don’t believe
their threats. No one will come and arrest you for unpaid taxes if you don’t immediately
send a money transfer, prepaid credit cards or Itunes cards. These scammers are
known to be aggressive, JUST HANG UP!
You can report this scam and any other type of scam to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
If you lave lost or had your Social Insurance Number stolen, contact Service Canada
For more information visit
Even in Port Stanley Scams of this type occur on a frequent basis, here are two messages that were recorded
on a Port Stanley News telephone answering machine.
Scam CRA Audio