Jenny Kwan Vancouver East
  • Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

May 20th, 2016

Alert: CRA Telephone Scam

Telephone Scam Alleging People Owe Massive Amounts in Back Taxes

Several residents have reported that a scam artist is circulating in the community.

Community members are reporting receiving a phone call from an individual claiming they are calling from CANADA REVENUE AGENCY’s ‘hotline’. The caller is claiming people OWE significant amounts in back taxes. The scammer will also say that they have tried contact the household 3-4 times in the past month, but there was no response. People are being told that the RCMP has issued an arrest warrant, which will be carried out within the hour, unless payment is made immediately. The calls might be coming from a 613 area code, which is the area code for Ottawa.