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Telephone scam caution

Telephone scam caution

SIX NATIONS – The Six Nations Police have received a number of complaints involving telephone scams. The caller claims to be a representative from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and uses aggressive language, or threats of legal action to scare the victim into paying a false debt to the CRA. The caller demands immediate payment

SIX NATIONS – The Six Nations Police have received a number of complaints involving telephone scams.

The caller claims to be a representative from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and uses aggressive language, or threats of legal action to scare the victim into paying a false debt to the

CRA.

The caller demands immediate payment by cash, credit card or through the purchase of prepaid gift cards. If not paid immediately the caller threatens arrest and/or legal action. These calls are fraudulent and could result in both Identity theft and financial theft.

Residents are advised to be suspicious of any call or situation where someone is looking for money and or financial information. If such a call is received, hang up and report the incident to Police or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 (toll free telephone). The information you provide may protect others from becoming a victim.

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