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Charges laid in cross-Canada income tax scam

A 20-year-old man is facing charges in a Toronto police investigation into an alleged income tax scam. Police said a group had been making unsolicited phone calls to random people, claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The recipients of the calls were told they owed money on their income taxes, and were threatened with imprisonment, police said in a statement Tuesday. Victims were told they had to make payments immediately, in order to avoid jail time. When they agreed to pay, they were told to send money through direct bank transfers, police said. Officers said they are aware of victims in Ontario and Alberta, and there may be others elsewhere in Canada who have yet to come forward.

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