A scam involving offshore fraudsters who pose as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) agents is continuing with a new twist that has them re-engaging with former victims, the RCMP says. Now, the fraudsters are contacting their former victims by email.
Outstanding tax- or immigration-related matter
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) first warned about the scam in 2014. Initially the scam involved a call requesting a person send cash in order to resolve an outstanding tax- or immigration-related matter. The fraudsters would ask their victims to immediately send money through Western Union or MoneyGram, send direct deposits or use pre-paid credit cards.
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