Red Deer, Alta. RCMP continue to receive reports from locals who have received phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
As with any call requesting money, Mounties urge citizens to independently verify the claims of any caller by hanging up, looking up the phone number for whichever organization the caller claims to represent, and call them directly.
“All we can do is warn people to ask questions, be skeptical of phone calls from anyone who is demanding money, and urge people to educate themselves about these very common scams,” says Corporal Karyn Kay of the Red Deer RCMP.
“Check your facts and do your research, and be alert to red flags such as anyone demanding payment through gift cards or prepaid credit card. Then, when you get a call from a scammer, hang up and ignore them.”
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