'Tis the Season for Thieving!

North Vancouver

2017-11-23 06:12 PST

File # 2017-0

The busiest retail season of the year has already begun and with an increase in financial transactions comes an increase in opportunities for fraud artists. This year, keep your holiday shopping joyous by taking a few extra precautions.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Scams:

The North Vancouver RCMP have recently received several new reports of phone and e-mail scams where fraudsters represent themselves as CRA employees. Police report people are being called by someone claiming to be from the tax agency using coercive and threatening language. The victim is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation. In order for people to better protect themselves against becoming a victim of fraud with regard to income tax scams, either via telephone or e-mail, police recommend that people ask themselves the following questions:

White Rock RCMP responded to a report of a Canada Revenue Agency fraudulent phone call with a twist.

Shopping in person:

Shopping on-line:

Other tips:

This holiday season, be a Scrooge with your personal information. If, despite your best efforts, you feel you’ve been victimized by a scam or a fraud, you should report it immediately to the police service of jurisdiction in your area.

Released by

Cst. Brett Cunningham

North Vancouver RCMP
147 E 14th St, North Vancouver RCMP
Office: 604-985-1311
Cell: 604-754-7896

Email: brett.cunningham@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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