Unsolved: CRA FRAUD

Date:

2018-05-30

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There have been several incidences of fraud reported to Lake Country RCMP in the last week; at least two of the reports involve scammers contacting victims by phone impersonating agents from the Canada Revenue Agency.  The fraudsters inform the victims that they owe the CRA money in taxes or they will be arrested.  The scammers ask for the payments in bitcoin or iTunes gift cards.   Please know that the Canadian Revenue Agency will NEVER ask to pay an outstanding debt in Bitcoin or any kind of gift card and will never threaten you.  If you are contacted and have doubts, contact the CRA, local RCMP or visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.