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Continued Tax Scams Worrisome to OPP

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Telephone tax scam complaints continue to be received by the OPP.
Police point to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centres warning, that scammers will impersonate the Canada Revenue Agency to get personal information like a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.
Police say there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
Do not take immediate action, and make sure what you’re being told is the truth.
Police say one step you can take to protect yourself is ask yourself why the CRA would ask for personal information over the phone or by e-mail if they already have you on file as a taxpayer.
Contact the CRA, without relying on the number on your call display, to confirm if you owe back taxes or are entitled to a refund.

 

(Written By: Andreas Pandikiu)

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