The RCMP estimates that 50,000 Canadians have been victimized by callers claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, costing millions of dollars per year. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre receives hundreds of complaints each week about calls attempting to extort and terrify Canadians for alleged tax debt.
Many of the schemes can be traced back to India where some call centres are participating in illegal call schemes. Victims are threatened with legal action unless they pay immediately, many too panicked to question what is going on.
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