GREENSTONE – NEWS – Scammers are at it again – Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report that recently there has been a report of a recording utilizing a local OPP members name and number.
The Detachment wants the public to be aware that the OPP does not solicit the public for money or assist in debt collection for any public or Government Agency including the Canada Revenue Agency/Canada Border Agency.
OPP want you to confirm who you’re dealing with before sending any money or sharing personal information over the phone.
The OPP state that, “The ever popular Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other agency-related extortion threats have continued to prove successful on unsuspecting victims resulting in significant financial losses.
“In the typical CRA scam, the criminals extort money from their victims by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. A new twist is that Fraudsters will leave a pre-recorded, clear message on your voicemail impersonating the real CRA.
“Fraudsters are either phishing for your identification or asking that outstanding taxes be paid by a money service business or by pre-paid debit/credit cards. They may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit…