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West Parry Sound OPP say residents are being targeted by CRA scams

West Parry Sound OPP is investigating multiple frauds that have occurred over the past month.

According to Constable Brandon Charlebois, local officers have responded to 12 frauds and scams with losses totaling over $100,000.

Several of these scams center around tax returns, specifically request to pay the Canada Revenue Agency with crypto-currency.

Charlebois says residents should protect their personal information and hang up on any calls that seem suspicious.

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“We always tell people not to give out there personal information, especially if someone is just all of a sudden calling you saying we are Canada Revenue Agency and you owe us this money…and we are not going to process your tax return. Just hang up
and call CRA at their direct number if you have any concerns about your tax return,” he said.

For more information on how to protect yourself against common scams visit www.antifraudcentre.ca.

 

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