Waterloo Regional Police have been receiving numerous calls regarding the “Canada Revenue Agency scam” which has been circulating again. Fraudsters are phoning people and claiming they are representatives of Canada Revenue Agency and using pressure tactics to obtain the victim’s personal and banking information. At this point, police are not aware of any losses occurring.
Canada Revenue Agency has posted information on their website to help the public. Go to their website for more details and tips on how to avoid become a victim of fraudulent communications.
Waterloo Regional Police remind the public to be extremely cautious when being contacted by strangers via telephone, email or the Internet. Before providing any personal or financial information, take steps to assure yourself of the legitimacy of the caller. If in doubt, hang up or delete the email. Complaints may be registered with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
For tips and additional information to prevent fraud, visit our Fraud Prevention pages.