Not everyone is who they say they are.
In a recent press release, Durham Regional Police Services (DPRS) are warning the public about an increase in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Social Insurance Number (SIN) scams.
DRPS Communications Unit is seeing an increase in calls from residents reporting 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.