The Vancouver Police Department’s (VPD) non-emergency phone line has been targeted by scammers who represent themselves as employees of the Canada Revenue Agency.
Vancouver-area residents have been receiving calls that appear to be from VPD’s non-emergency phone number, but are in reality from fraudsters trying to demand money for alleged unpaid taxes.
The phone number, 604-717-3321, is only used for reporting non-emergency police situations. It would never be used to solicit funds for an organization, Vancouver police said in a release.
The Canada Revenue Agency would never request prepaid credit cards, passports, health cards, or driver’s license information, and would not share taxpayer information with another person unless otherwise authorized. The CRA would also never leave personal information on answering machines.
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