Must be tax time

CRA and SIN scams are ramping up.

DRPS and the RCMP have reported calls from residents saying they have received calls from a person claiming to be an officer from the CRA. The scammers are also asking for SIN numbers under the pretense they were compromised. In a new twist, scammers are using the DRPS non-emergency line, 905-579-1520, to appear legitimate.

Caller ID spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is a person – or in this case a police station, other than the true originating station.

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