RCMP warn of high-pressure Revenue Canada phone scam
The Nakusp RCMP are warning of a phone and email scam where a fraudster states they are a Canada Revenue Agency representative and pressures the potential victim into paying a non-existent debt.
RCMP have received a number of complaints. People are being called by someone claiming to be from the tax agency who uses threatening and coercive language. The person is also stating there is a warrant out for them and that if they don’t pay the money the police will be attending their homes.
People are also being emailed a link to a website that looks to be the CRA’s and asked to enter personal information.
Canada Revenue Agency will never ask for information about your passport, health card or driver’s licence. It will also never leave personal information on an answering machine, or ask you to do the same.
If you want to confirm a call really is from the CRA, call them using a number listed on their website
( http://www.cra.gc.ca/ ).