Beware of tax scam

Terrace RCMP are warning that scammers are calling to try to steal your identity

  • Apr. 29, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Terrace RCMP are warning the public about a telephone scam involving the name of Canada Revenue that’s starting to make its rounds.

“Scammers are taking advantage of the tax season and using Canada Revenue as a front in this latest scam. Don’t be a victim! A simple rule of thumb is to never give your personal information over the phone when you don’t initiate the call. The same goes for email,” says Const. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP.

The scam looks like this: the caller states that they are from Canada Revenue and that the reason they are calling is because they sent a person to the residence and nobody came to the door.

The caller states that they have a file on you and threaten to call the RCMP.

The caller provided an incorrect home address and postal code when he was questioned and so the person hung up on the caller.

These scammers are after your money and your personal details to steal your identity. If you have not lost money and have not given out your personal details, report these instances to 1-888-495-8501.

For more information go to www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

If you have information about this crime contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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