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Canada Revenue Agency scam continues to circulate

An ongoing scam where callers pose as employees of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) continues to circulate throughout the region, and has now hit Maidstone.

On Thursday, April 21st,  abusiness in the town of Maidstone was contacted by phone from a man who said he worked for the CRA. The man claimed that the business owed money and demanded payment.

The RCMP and Canada Revenue Agency want to remind Canadians to be aware of Phishing Scams, and advise that the CRA will never request information from a taxpayer pertaining to a passport, health card, or driver’s license.

If you are a victim of a phone scam and have given out personal information, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at [email protected]

For information on scams, go to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Web page: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/phishing-eng.htm

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