Beware of CRA Phone Scam

Please note that an increased number of calls have been reported in the Niagara Region this week from the number 613-927-9765.  Please read the following press release from The Canada Revenue Agency.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is noting an increase in telephone scams where the caller claims to be from the CRA but is not, and is asking Canadians to bewarethese calls are fraudulent and could result in identity and financial theft. Some recent telephone scams involve threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Victims receive a phone call from a person claiming to work for the CRA and saying that taxes are owed. The caller requests immediate payment by credit card or convinces the victims to purchase a prepaid credit card and to call back immediately with the information. The taxpayer is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation. 

Click here for the full CRA press release and follow up recommendations.