9-1-1 operators in London have received numerous inquiries and calls from the public in recent days regarding the ongoing Canada Revenue Agency Scam.
According to London police, the scam works like this: Individuals receive a telephone call or a visit from someone claiming to be an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency. The potential victim is provided with information in relation to a possible investigation and criminal charges pending against them. The caller or subject tells the individual that police will be notified if personal and financial information is not provided immediately to them. In some cases, the tone becomes aggressive in nature in order to convince the individual to comply with their demands.
The end goal of the scammer is to get money – and they are willing to go to great lengths to get it, police say.
London police urges the public to never provide personal or financial information to anyone unless you know and trust them.
Here’s a list of what the CRA does not accept payment by:
· iTunes Cards
· Steam (gaming) Cards
· Prepaid Credit Card & Gift Cards.
· Western Union
· Money Gram
· e-Transfer/Wire Transfer
Read the original story over at CTV London.