Oxford, Ont. resident loses $8K to CRA scam

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The Oxford, Ont. OPP is issuing a warning to residents after a community member lost $8,000 to a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam.

After receiving a phone call from an individual claiming to be from the CRA, the victim sent approximately $8,000 using BIT Transfer to the suspect as well as providing them with gift card identification numbers.

“The OPP are reminding all residents to be extremely vigilant when receiving phone calls or e-mails from someone claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency or a police service inquiring about personal information and demanding payment on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency. These types of calls are designed to create anxiety and complete shock for the unsuspecting resident resulting in personal and financial information being disclosed,” said Constable Ed Sanchuk, Oxford County OPP in a media release.

Read more at Tillsonburg News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.