The Ontario Provincial Police in Wellington Country are reporting another case of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) phone scam.
A 37-year-old woman from Fergus, Ont. was contacted by someone claiming to be from the CRA requesting payment of back taxes with gift cards.
The victim purchased $4,715 worth of cards and provided the activation codes along with her social insurance number.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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.