ESSEX COUNTY — The local Ontario Provincial Police detachments in Essex County have been receiving several calls concerning the reoccurring telephone scam about the Canada Revenue Agency. Although we do appreciate that individuals are taking the time to report this matter, any calls regarding the Canada Revenue Agency Scam should be directed to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or to their website at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca. This website will provide an online means of reporting and offers great tips so that you do not become a victim of this or any other fraud.
The following link to the Canada Revenue Agency website will assist in recognizing this and other scams that are plaguing Canadians:
If you do become a victim of an actual fraud (loss of money or personal information) as a result of this type of scam, we do encourage you to contact police to report.