Aggressive Canadian Revenue Agency Scam foiled by Oakville Resident

Criminals attempt to use Halton Regional Police Number to secure funds.

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Aggressive Canadian Revenue Agency Scam foiled by Oakville Resident

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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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Fraudsters continue to make telephone calls identifying themselves as the Canada Revenue Agency, attempting to steal your money. The latest scam is disguising their call display number with the Halton Regional Police number.

On July 27, 2015, a resident in the Town of Oakville received a call from a male with a British accent claiming he was employed with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The male stated the resident owed the government a large sum in taxes. The resident hung up on the male.

Moments later a second call was received by a male with an East Indian accent who requested the same payment. The complainant hung up a second time.

A third call came in, this one displayed as the Halton Regional Police number, 905 825-4747. An unknown male identified himself as a police officer and informed the resident they would be arrested if the payment was not made.

The complainant hung up and called Halton Police

The Halton Regional Police Fraud unit would like to take this opportunity to remind the public to be savvy when it comes to tax scams, learn how to protect personal information and finances, and share this information with family and friends.

The number one rule is not to take immediate action, request a name and badge number and advise you will call them back.

For more information or if you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or at www.antifraudcentre.ca

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