A WARNING FROM POLICE ABOUT TAX SCAMMERS

Nov 28, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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Toronto police are warning the public about an ongoing Canada Revenue Agency telephone scam.

Police say it begins with someone phoning and claiming to be with the C-R-A.

The scammer then says the person they called owes overdue taxes.

The callers are said to be aggressive – and they often claim an arrest will be made if money isn’t paid immediately – either through Bitcoin or other crypto currencies, gift cards, credit cards – or through Western Union.

The force says C-R-A will never request payments by prepaid credit cards, gift cards or through Bitcoin or any form of crypto-currency – and they assure the public that the agency will not send police after people.

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