Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam

Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:52 PM
Primary Report Intake, Management and Entry (PRIME):  416 808 2222

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing scam where people are receiving calls from unknown individuals claiming to be employees of the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Canada Revenue Agency does not ask for immediate payments to be made through the following methods:

1) Western Union, Money Gram or wire-to-wire bank transfers to people who are from another province or country

2) Purchasing pre-paid credit cards or any gift cards and provide the card information over the phone

If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be an agent for the Canada Revenue Agency, please be aware and cautious regarding the information you are providing. Ask for any credentials and ask for a phone number to call once you have confirmed all the credentials. Please contact your local police to report the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Angelo Jansz, 33 Division

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