Monday, 10 March 2014

Phone scam alert

Phone scam claiming to be from Canada Revenue Agency

The Ottawa Police Service is informing the public of a recent scam where a caller states that he/she is from the Canada Revenue Agency. To this date, the targeted victims are of East Indian descent.

The caller is very aggressive and advises the victim that they owe unpaid taxes. The caller threatens arrest, jail time, and seizure of bank accounts if the victim does not immediately address the problem. 

The Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit is advising the public that if they have been victims of this scam, to contact the Ottawa Police and make a report. The call center is actively tracking all complaints and forwarding them to Organized Fraud. Click here for more information.

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