Nov 28, 2018
By Michael Kramer
Toronto police are warning the public about an ongoing Canada Revenue Agency telephone scam.
Police say it begins with someone phoning and claiming to be with the C-R-A.
The scammer then says the person they called owes overdue taxes.
The callers are said to be aggressive – and they often claim an arrest will be made if money isn’t paid immediately – either through Bitcoin or other crypto currencies, gift cards, credit cards – or through Western Union.
The force says C-R-A will never request payments by prepaid credit cards, gift cards or through Bitcoin or any form of crypto-currency – and they assure the public that the agency will not send police after people.