Be­ware of tax scam: RCMP

Ottawa Citizen - - CITY -

The RCMP says it isn’t mak­ing calls claim­ing tax­pay­ers owe big and will be un­der ar­rest if they don’t pay up via money trans­fer. It’s a scam and the calls, in which fraud­sters im­per­son­ate po­lice of­fi­cers, use caller ID spoof­ing to make them ap­pear to be they com­ing from the Moun­ties. Peo­ple are told they owe a large amount of money in in­come taxes, that an ar­rest war­rant has been is­sued, and the only way to make it go away is an im­me­di­ate money trans­fer. Any­one who has re­ceived one of th­ese calls is asked to call lo­cal po­lice and the Cana­dian An­tiFraud Cen­tre at 1-888495-8501.

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