Canada Revenue Agency scam persists
The OPP has continued to receive several complaints from residents of Russell County regarding a fraudster impersonating a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This has been an ongoing scam, by either e-mail or telephone. Fraudsters incite panic in residents by being quite aggressive and persistent in claiming that someone owes money because of an audit. The OPP reminds residents to be aware of this scam and to not take any immediate action. To be certain, it is best to contact the CRA directly and those wishing for more information can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.