The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP reports there has been a notable increase in calls to police about the Canada Revenue Agency scam, which has surfaced once again.
“The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is noting an increase in telephone scams where the caller claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) however is not. These calls are fraudulent and could result in identity and financial theft,” says Const. Kelly Brett
“Some recent telephone scams involve the suspect threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt to the CRA.”
Brett adds that victims often receive a phone call from a person claiming to work for the CRA who says that taxes are owed.
The suspect usually requests immediate payment by credit card or will convince the victim to purchase bit coins and demand that they call the suspect back immediately with the information.
The taxpayer is often threatened with court charges, jail or even deportation. None of which is real.
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