Edmonton police are warning people about a tax-payment scam after a woman was duped into purchasing $37,000 worth of iTunes gift cards – and lost all the money.
The woman received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the CRA threatening to arrest her if she did not pay up. “They do telephone number spoofing so the number that was displayed to her actually showed the CRA number,” said Det. Linda Herczeg.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.